Category Archives: Astilbe

My Astilbe-Corydalis Plant

When my arborvitae shrubs were smaller, the bunnies loved to chomp on the lower branches causing bare bottoms that take forever to fill in again. For years now I’ve grown yellow corydalis plants under my arborvitaes to cover up that … Continue reading

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Astilbe ‘Rock n Roll’

If you’re looking for a plant that will perk up a shady area of your yard, consider Astilbe ‘Rock n Roll’: These carefree plants grow about 20 inches tall with fluffy, white flowers. I love astilbes because they have no … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Astilbe ‘White Gloria’

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Up Close and Personal: Astilbe ‘Color Flash’

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The Lush Landscape

June was a very moist month, and there are big and little mushrooms popping up all over the lawn: Some are even growing in my flower pots: Everything is very lush and green and almost jungle-like. It’s interesting to see … Continue reading

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Astilbe ‘Color Flash’ Flashes Early

My ‘Color Flash’ astilbe isn’t wasting any time on the flash this year. The foliage emerges lime green and slowly changes to burgundy-purple as the summer progresses. In fall the leaves morph into even brighter shades of red or bronze. … Continue reading

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Astilbe ‘Younique Cerise’

Astilbe ‘Youniqe Cerise’ knows how to liven up a shade garden. These perennial plants have fuzzy, neon-pink flowers that appear on 16-inch stems. Astilbes prefer moist, rich soil and grow best in light sun to full shade. If they do … Continue reading

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Astilbe ‘Rhythm and Blues’

‘Rhythm and Blues’ is one fantastic little astilbe and is fast becoming one of my favorite perennials. The bright-pink, fuzzy flowers command your attention and really add a punch of color to shady flowerbeds. Like other astilbes, ‘Rhythm and Blues’ … Continue reading

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Franken-astilbe

Because we had such a cold start to spring my perennials grew very slowly in April and early May. One benefit was that I could spot perennials that needed digging and dividing long before they grew too big and unmanageable. … Continue reading

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Flower Buddies

Astible ‘Elizabeth Van Veen’ in front of Astilbe ‘Gloria Purpurea’:

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