Garden Plant: Astilbe Milk and Honey
Product Description: Astilbe Milk and Honey
Astilbe Milk and Honey, Astilbe chinensis ‘ Milk and Honey’, is a white astilbe that holds up well under sun and drought!’ Milk and Honey’ overflows with creamy white plumes that turn light pink as they age.
The two color effect is lovely and very unique! This vigorous grower has bushy foliage that is somewhat marbled with green and silver when young.
This cultivar is a vigorous grower that blooms profusely.
It is deer and rabbit resistant! Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun.
They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there.
Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water.
Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun.
Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts.
Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage.
* Tall spikes of waving flowers
* Herbaceous perennial