Color Flash Astilbe
Perennial Color Flash Astilbe – ASTILBE ‘Color Flash’. 18″ tall with equal spread, shade, mid-late summer bloom. This unique and spectacular astilbe boasts foliage that emerges bright green in the spring, soon maturing to burgundy purple. In the fall, foliage changes to vibrant orange, red and bronze. Light pink flowers bloom above the foliage and are effective in dried arrangements. Bee friendly. Deer & rabbit resistant. Zones 4-9. Potted in 3″ pot.
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Deer | Rabbit
Spring to Fall
Tolerates more sun than other varieties. Color Flash is dramatic in all aspects of looks but is one of the easier shade perennials to grow.
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 sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop.
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. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
Asian, Contemporary, Cottage, Eclectic, Woodland Shade
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Easy To Grow, Edging, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting