Astilbe japonica ‘Montgomery’

Japanese Astilbe
USDA Zone: 3-9

Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This midsized selection has full plumes of deep cherry red, over a bushy mound of elegant, lacy green leaves. Also thrives in tubs or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed or left on the plant for winter interest. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. May tolerate full sun in cool summer regions.
Sun Exposure   Partial Shade or Full Shade

Soil Type   Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Red

Blooming Time   Early Summer Mid-Summer

Foliage Color   Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form   Border
Containers   Cut Flower
Deer Resistant    Rabbit Resistant
Massed Specimen
Waterside   Woodland

Flower Head Size   Very Large

Height    21-23 inches

Spread    18-23 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate   Medium