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Astilbe Fanal

Astilbe x. arendsii 'Fanal'

Astilbe Fanal produces the darkest red flowers of all the astilbe types. You won't need to dead-head the plants as the spent flowers remain ornamental even in the winter. These False Spirea add interest to the winter garden when as the flowers remain upright even in snow.

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Astilbe Fanal produces deep, garnet red flowers in June and July! It looks beautiful, displaying its red flowers in the shade garden. Especially showy when planted in large groups surrounded by smaller, white-flowering plants. The darkest red and latest blooming of all astilbe flowers.

Astilbe Fanal or False Spirea provides beautiful summer color in shaded areas when little else is blooming. Astilbe Fanal thrives in dappled or full shade gardens. Gorgeous in mass plantings but will not tolerate long periods of drought. The Bronze-green fern-like leaves stay nice through the growing season and highlight the red flowers.

Combine this red astilbe with Golden Japanese forest grass in the shade garden for an unbelievable effect. Cut the flowers for bouquets and arrangements for long-lasting color.


Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 1 to 2 feet
Mature Width: 1.5 to 2 feet
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun to Shade
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: Rich Garnet Red
Flowering Season: June through September
Foliage: Gray-Green filigreed foliage
Soil Condition: Prefers moist but well-drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, or mass planting. Attracts pollinators
Growzone: 4-9 Astilbe Fanal Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Astilbe Fanal

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Astilbe Fanal plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Astilbe Fanal does prefer moist soils so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend adding topsoil or compost in copious amounts this is one. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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