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a.k.a. False Spirea or False Goat's Beard

Astilbe x arendsii, A. chinensis var. 'pumila'

Astilbe plants produce plume-like flower clusters May to July that bring a light, airy quality into your shade garden.

New For 2014

ASTARY MIX Astilbe Seeds

Astilbe x arendsii

'Astary' Astilbes are naturally dwarf, bushy plants that grow only 12 inches tall even after many seasons. Flowering is heavy with pink, rose, and creamy white blooms providing plenty of garden color. Perfect for containers, or the front of partly shaded borders. Plants will tolerate full sun in mild climates. Unlike other Astilbes, 'Astary' Astilbes do not require vernalization (winter chill) to flower and professional growers can force them into bloom inside the greenhouse within about 23 weeks anytime of year. Winter hardy to zone 4.

20 Pelleted Seeds: $3.99 QTY:
New For 2014

GRANDE Astilbe Seeds

Astilbe x arendsii

Long, slender 2 foot plumes of flowers in spectacular shades of red, pink, carmine, and cream top the 30-34 inch tall plants. Dramatic perennial for partly shaded borders, produces seen to be believed cut flowers. Easiest Astilbe to germinate, sprouts fast, requires no special treatment. Winter hardy to zone 4.

50 Seeds: $1.99 QTY:

BELLA Astilbe Seeds

Astilbe x arendsii

'Bella' Astilbe plants produce attractive panicles of red to rose flowers (with an occasional white) on 20 inch tall plants. At home in moist shady borders, or at the edge of pools or ponds. Winter hardy to zone 4.

50 Seeds: $1.99 QTY:
1,000 Seeds: $7.99 QTY:

SHOWSTAR Astilbe Seeds

Astilbe x arendsii

'Showstar' Astilbes produce red, pink, cream or white flowers on dwarf, 14 inch plants. Compact and bushy, use plants at front of borders, edges of pools, or in containers. An outstanding winter hardy perennial to zone 4. Grows nicely with: 'Marvelous Marble' Coral Bells.

50 Seeds: $2.29 QTY:
500 Seeds: $9.99 QTY:
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How to Plant ASTILBE Seeds

Sow Astilbe seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Astilbe seed needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70° F., germination of Astilbe seed almost always occurs within 4-5 weeks. If not, put container inside a zip-lock bag and refrigerate for 4 weeks. Remove and germinate at 65-70° F. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Comments: Astilbe plants prefer part sun to light shade and rich, moist soils. Can grow Astilbes in large containers. Astilbe flowers attract butterflies and make excellent cut flowers; cut stems when plumes half open. Astilbe plants are fire, rabbit, and deer resistant.

Astilbe flowers.