Growing guide

How to grow astilbe

Lovers of rich, moist soil, astilbes surprise you with their sheer vibrancy and range of flower and foliage combinations. These hardy perennials are happiest in a shady spot, adding drama to bog gardens, damp borders and even containers.

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Quick facts

  • Hardy, easy-to-grow, robust perennial
  • Must have damp soil, best in dappled shade
  • Flowers from July to October
  • Faded plumes look attractive through winter 
  • Range from 30cm (1ft) up to 120cm (4ft) tall 
  • Divide clumps every four years
  • Ideal for bog gardens, natural pond edges and streamsides

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
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