|Latin name:||Astilbe 'Bakker's Beauty'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - August|
|Growing Height:||50 - 80 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Astilbe hybrids grow well in the garden. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil throughly. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost. Plant the Astilbe at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Astilbe hybrids grow well in a sunny spot, partial shade or a shady position in fairly moist, humus-rich soil.
Astilbe hybrids look wonderful in a pot
Astilbe hybrids are best known for growing in borders and beds. However the striking flower plumes also look very beautiful in pots. Choose a large pot with holes in the base and plant the Astilbe hybrids approximately 20 cm apart. It is important that the soil doesn't dry out. Place the pot of Astilbe hybrids preferably in partial shade.
Astilbe hybrids are easy-to-grow perennials. Make sure you prevent the soil around the roots from drying out as drought is poorly tolerated. The soil should remain slightly moist, especially when the plants are placed in a sunny area. In winter the stems above the ground dieback. Cover the plants in winter with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring cut off all the leaves. Soon you will soon see new shoots above the ground. Cover the Astilbe in good time if there are signs of late night frosts.
Astilbe hybrids are fantastic flowers that even in the shade will still provide a lot of colour. The flower plumes remain decorative well into the winter, so don't cut them off until the spring. Using some of the beautiful blooms you can make a lovely flower arrangement. This plant is often mentioned by its former name, Spirea.