Red Sentinel Astilbe

$7.95

Perennial Red Sentinel Astilbe – ASTILBE ‘Red Sentinel’. 20-24″ tall, 12-18” spread, shade, early-midsummer bloom. Vibrant scarlet-red flowers are held in open, lacy panicles. Forest green foliage and mahogany-red stems. One of the best red astilbes. Bee friendly. Deer and rabbit resistant. Zones 4-9. Potted in 3″ pot.

197 in stock

Hardiness
4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Color
Red
Bloom Time
Early Summer
Growth
Medium
Usage
Outdoor
Exposure
Full Shade
Resistance
Deer | Rabbit
Height
Dimensions 13-24 in
Spread
13-24

Fragrant
Yes
Watering
Consistent
Container
Yes
Planting
Spring | Summer | Fall
Attracts
Bee Friendly
Reblooming
Sold As/With
3" pot

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.

Garden Style:
Asian, Contemporary, Cottage, Eclectic, Woodland Shade
Other Features:
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Easy To Grow, Edging, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting