Astilbe Showstar Mix Astilbe Arendsii is a dwarf variety of common Astilbe that can be easily grown from flower seeds. Dwarf Astilbe grows 12 - 14 inches tall, and its elegant, lacy green foliage is topped with plume-like flower clusters on slender upright stems. Astilbe Showstar mix features a variety of colors such as lavender, white, pink, cream and carmine. The blooming Astilbe adds a splash of colors to a shade garden, and attracts butterflies and bees.
Astilbe Showstar Mix is a compact and bushy plant that is a popular choice for containers and borders or various garden applications in shade areas. Snowstar Astilbe is ideal for woodland gardens or at the edges of pools. Astilbe Arendsii likes shade but can tolerate partial sun, if the soil is kept moist. The plant accepts a wide range of soil types, but likes fertile, moist and well-drained soils. Astilbe makes a wonderful cut flower that can be used for fresh or dried floral arrangements.
Height: 12-14 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Shade/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 4-8
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 28-35 Days