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Astilbe × arendsii ‘Montgomery’

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  • Astilbe × arendsii ‘Montgomery’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Astilbe × arendsii ‘Montgomery’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.15m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, red
  • Leaf ColourDark bronze green

Description

Astilbe × arendsii ‘Montgomery’. This is a leafy perennial that is grown for its tapering plumes of tiny flowers which come in a large variety of colours. The flowers will dry on the plant and remain as an ornamental footnote for the autumn and winter garden.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Border, dried arrangements, cutting bed, rock garden

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  • Astilbe × arendsii ‘Montgomery’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • 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

Prune November to December.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot.

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