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Spinell Astilbe Plant

  • - False Spirea, False Goatsbeard
  • - Height: 20-24 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Part Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

Spinell Astilbe, scientifically known as Astilbe chinensis 'Spinell,' is a striking perennial prized for its vibrant crimson-red flower plumes that emerge in summer, contrasting beautifully against its lush, deep green foliage. As spring unfolds, the leaves unfurl with a fresh, bronze-red tint, gradually maturing to a rich green hue. With the onset of cooler autumn temperatures, the foliage takes on subtle hints of red, adding further seasonal interest to the garden.

Renowned for its ornamental value, Spinell Astilbe's flowers are not only visually captivating but also make exquisite cut blooms, perfect for floral arrangements. This variety thrives when planted in partially shaded areas with consistently moist soil, where it can truly flourish and showcase its full potential.

When ordering, Spinell Astilbe is typically shipped as a bare root, a method favored for its efficiency in establishing robust growth. This approach enables the plant to establish quickly and often surpass the growth of its potted counterparts within the first growing season. Additionally, opting for bare root plants minimizes the environmental impact by reducing the need for plastic pots, aligning with eco-conscious gardening practices.

Among its common names, Spinell Astilbe may also be referred to as Chinese astilbe or false spirea. It pairs harmoniously with a variety of shade-loving companions, including ferns, Helleborus, and Hosta, creating a visually captivating and cohesive garden aesthetic.

To ensure optimal care, it's essential to maintain consistent moisture levels, as drying out can be detrimental to the health of Spinell Astilbe. Pruning faded flowers can encourage prolonged blooming, while trimming back foliage to a modest height in early winter promotes vigorous growth in the subsequent spring season, ensuring a vibrant and flourishing display year after year.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Light Level Part Sun to Part Shade (2-5 hours)
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Features Cut Flower
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Height Category Medium