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Astilbe ‘Fanal’

False goatsbeard

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourDark red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (False goatsbeard). Bears dark green foliage and dense panicles of long-lasting dark red flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Aquatic

Other common names

Spiraea

Origin

S.E Asia, Canada

Interest and use

Bog plant, border, or in a pond.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need rich moist soil and some will need partial shade. Leave undisturbed if possible, and give an annual spring mulch of well rotted compost.

Propagation

Divide clumps in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot.

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