Garden Plant: Astilbe Rise and Shine
Product Description: Astilbe Rise and Shine
Astilbe Rise and Shine, Astilbe ‘ Rise and Shine’, is a new hot pink flowering variety that will wake up your shade garden! The large, 8 inch long, plumes are held strong on sturdy flower stems and look like a large bouquet planted in the garden.
Astilbe ‘ Rise and Shine’ is a new hybrid variety of the Astilbe chinensis species which is where it gets its increased sun and drought tolerance from.
Deer and rabbit resistant foliage! 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.
* Easy to grow
* Shade plant