Astilbe Seeds - Finest Mix
- 50 Seeds
- 70-80 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Produces feathery plumes in a mix of colors: pink, red, white, and lavender
- Ideal for shaded areas and woodland gardens
- Attracts beneficial pollinators like butterflies
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- Thrives in well-drained, moist soil with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0
- Plant height ranges from 18-30 inches depending on variety
Origin & History:
Astilbe, native to Asia and North America, has been a beloved mainstay in gardens for decades. Its unique feathery plumes have made it a favorite among garden enthusiasts, and its adaptability to shaded areas has cemented its place in woodland and understory gardens. The 'Finest Mix' variety brings together the best of the Astilbe world, with a captivating blend of colors to invigorate any garden space.
Beyond its undeniable ornamental value, Astilbe 'Finest Mix' serves a functional role in gardens by attracting beneficial pollinators. Its vibrant plumes stand out, making it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. Additionally, given its resistance to common garden pests like deer and rabbits, it's an ideal plant for gardens that struggle with these visitors.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Astilbe 'Finest Mix' has a particular fondness for shaded areas, though it can tolerate some morning sunlight. To ensure the best growth, plant seeds in well-draining soil that's kept consistently moist. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal for these plants. Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost, planting them just beneath the soil surface. Once seedlings are sturdy and all threat of frost has passed, they can be transplanted outdoors, maintaining a spacing of 12-18 inches between plants. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells, to keep the plant thriving and the plumes vibrant.
Embrace the delicate charm and textured beauty of the Astilbe 'Finest Mix'. Whether you're aiming to create a serene woodland retreat, a butterfly haven, or simply wish to add depth and color to shaded garden spots, this Astilbe mix promises a display that is both striking and timeless. Begin your planting journey and watch as your garden transforms into a spectacle of feathery elegance.