Astilbe Shade Perennials for Sale | Garden Goods Direct
Astilbe flowers are a great focal point for shaded summer flowerbeds, with their tall, fluffy plumes and fern-like foliage. Pair them with other shade tolerant plants, like hostas and hellebores, for excellent coverage and contrast.
Types of Astilbe Shade Perennials
Astilbe is a shade perennial with vibrant plumes of flowers rising from fern-like foliage. There are about 25 species available and hundreds of hybrids, ranging in color from white to dark purple. Size and form also vary widely.
Currently, Garden Goods Direct offers three cultivars of astilbe plants:
- The Astilbe Fanal: A showy variety with feathery summer blooms that appear in a deep red color
- The Astilbe Snowdrift: A white blooming variety with compact foliage
- The Astilbe Younique: Similar to the snowdrift with fragrant ivory white blooms that appear in early to midsummer
Why Plant Astilbe Shade Perennials?
The first thing you’ll notice about astilbe shade perennials is their appearance. These summer-blooming plants have feathery flowers and dark green foliage, both of which bring color and texture to your shade garden year-round.
On top of these benefits, astilbe shade perennials are very utilitarian in your garden. Their low-maintenance nature combined with their deer-resistance makes them very easy to care for. They’re also highly tolerant of heavy shade, making them ideal for the shadiest areas of your garden.
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Astilbe Shade Perennials
Before choosing one of our astilbe shade perennials for sale, consider your local climate. These plants generally tolerate Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 9, making them suitable for most areas of the continental United States. The astilbe fanal is also tolerant of hardiness zone 3, making it suitable for planting in many of the northern regions of the U.S. If you live in the northernmost and southernmost regions of the U.S., you may want to verify your preferred variety of astilbe will thrive in your local climate.
If you do live within the astilbe plant’s tolerated range, you can largely plant your astilbe in any location with plenty of shade and well-drained soil.
How to Care for Astilbe Shade Perennials
Astilbe shade perennial care is quite easy and begins with understanding how to plant astilbe shade perennials properly. Choose an area with good shade, preferably with some early morning or dappled sun. The area should also have excellent quality, moist soil. If your soil is poor, add local compost at least a week before planting. If the soil has issues retaining moisture, add mulch around the stem — this will also help protect your plant’s roots in the winter.
Once planted, water your astilbe shade perennial well until established, then continue watering regularly through the summer months. Amend the soil occasionally with fertilizer or compost to support healthy blooms. Once your plant has finished blooming for the year, you can either cut back the stems or leave them alone for some winter texture.
Contact Garden Goods to Buy Astilbe Shade Perennials Today
For a colorful shade plant that will add some variety to your shade garden, choose the astilbe shade perennial from Garden Goods Direct. As America’s number one online garden center, we guarantee quality every time, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best quality plants. Even better, our easy online ordering solution means you can quickly order a specimen for delivery directly to your door.
Buy astilbe shade perennials for sale online today from Garden Goods Direct!