Montgomery Astilbe Plants offer dark red flower plumes that appear in summer atop glossy dark green leaves. The foliage emerges with a bronze-red tint in spring, ages to dark green, and takes on a red tint in the cooler fall weather. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Plants perform best when planted in part sun locations in consistently moist soil. Montgomery ships as a bare root. We like growing from bare roots because they establish quickly, become twice the size of a potted plant in the first season, and eliminate the need for plastic pots (a win for the environment).
Common Names: false spirea, false goat's beard
Astilbe Companion Plants: Ferns, Helleborus, Hosta
Montgomery Astilbe Plant Care Instructions: Plants should never allow to dry out. The spent flowers can be removed or left on for garden interest. Foliage can be trimmed back to the 2-inchs above the ground in early winter.