Deluxe Astilbe Collection
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We ship this item in Spring.
Bloom TimeLate Spring and Early Summer
Soil RequirementWell drained
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DescriptionThe Beautiful Plumes of Summer
Professional Landscapers' Answer for Summer-Long Beauty in Difficult Planting Locations
When professional landscapers create a plan for an elegant garden, they almost always reserve a spot for a special planting of astilbes. Few plants provide so much beauty and colour for such an extended period…and with so little care.
Perfect for Shade
These attractive, mound-shaped perennials with fernlike foliage produce dozens of soft, feathery, plumelike flowers on 20-36" stems. Astilbes grow well anywhere, but are particularly fond of shady spots where dramatic colour is often lacking. They're not fussy about soil and do especially well at watersides. Astilbes are attractive when planted in drifts or when used in combination with other perennials. Even a single specimen is effective since the foliage, blooms and shape of each plant can be appreciated from all sides.
They offer a long blooming period during late spring and early summer, filling the garden with feathery spires for many weeks. Even when not in bloom, their dark green, high-gloss leaves are attractive all by themselves or as summer bouquet greenery.
Now, you can enjoy a complete collection of the four most outstanding astilbe varieties at an extremely attractive price. Breck's ® has assembled a collection of prime-quality astilbes—each fully guaranteed to grow and bloom beautifully in your garden this spring and summer—and to bring continuing beauty for many years to come.
An Amazing Offer on Beautiful Low-Maintenance Astilbes
When astilbes were introduced into Europe from the Orient in the mid-nineteenth century, their beautiful flowering plumes reminded palace gardeners of popular spring-blooming spirea shrubs. Still to this day, in both Europe and America, they are often called Garden or Florists' Spirea. But with so many distinctive qualities, they deserve recognition by their own name.
Easy to Grow
In Holland, astilbes have long been the mainstay of summer perennial gardens. They're so easy to grow and require so little attention, you'll even find them blooming brightly along roads and canals. Planted en masse, they're a special delight.
While you'll find them blooming in sunny spots, they are most often chosen for their unique ability to grow with vigour and bloom profusely in shade or semi-shade. All they ask for is plenty of moisture to keep their roots thriving.
While the 20-36" flowering stems bloom with colourful charm for several weeks in late spring and early summer, their beauty doesn't end when the colour fades. The dried plumes turn an elegant amber-tan and continue to provide garden charm all through the summer and into the fall. Meanwhile, the high-gloss, dark green foliage, which grows in foot-high mounds, provides an extremely attractive ground cover.
There are many varieties of astilbe, but the finest of all for American gardens are the four varieties specially selected for Breck's ® Deluxe Astilbe Collection.
This collection includes 2 each of the following varieties:
Lavender: Gorgeous feathery plumes in lovely lavender are a rare sight to see! Mounds of lush foliage sets the stage for an amazing pop of colour that draws in the eye. The cool hue completes the look of an astilbe garden, and adds a unique element to any flower bed.
Red Fanal: An absolute must for any astilbe planting. Scarlet plumes will truly stand out in your flower garden with its deep rich colour. Each contain hundreds of florets that create eye-popping beauty wherever they are planted.
Deutschland: Deutschland's big, feathery, snow white plumes create garden excitement as they stand proudly above the elegant, deep green mounds of foliage. The ideal plant to blend with other perennials as the colours of plantings nearby pop against the brilliant white! Deutschland is essential for a complete astilbe bed.
Peach Blossom: Everyone's favourite! Masses of salmon pink florets create spectacular plumes that add just the right touch of colour to your favourite flower garden. Gorgeous as individual specimens, but even more attractive in beds and drifts. The colour lasts for weeks and weeks.
- Botanical NameAstilbe
- Flowering TimeLate spring to early summer
- Light RequirementsFull Shade, Partial Shade
- Flower ColorCollections of various colors
- Flower FormEach plum consists hunders of tiny flowers
- Foliage TypeDivided dark green foliage
- Growth RateMedium
- Spread18 - 20 inches
- Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be even with soil level and 18-20" apart
- Soil RequirementsWell drained
- Will TolerateClay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningNot needed
Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.
At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
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Zones Shipping Dates 1AB - 5A 3/20/18 - 6/17/18 5B 2/27/18 - 6/17/18 6A & 10AB 2/20/18 - 6/17/18 Last Order Date 6/12/2018
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