How to Plant and Grow Astilbe
Plant Astilbe Seeds: Sow 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.
Grow Astilbe: Plants prefer part sun to light shade and rich, moist soils. Will thrive in heavy soils with poor drainage. Beautiful nears ponds and other water features. Can grow astilbes in large containers. Astilbe blooms attract butterflies and make excellent cut flowers; cut stems when plumes half open. Plants are fire, rabbit, and deer resistant.