Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Charm'

Red Charm Astilbe

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Graceful 3-4' arching plumes of true red bloom in late spring and early summer. Wonderful impact in the back of the shady border.


More About Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Charm'

  • a fast growing...vigorous red astilbe

Spikes of graceful plumes, mostly erect but on some types arching. Flowers are effective in dried arrangements. Prefers a rich and moist soil in a shady location.Arching beautiful red flower plumes. Tall stems, very showy variety.


Red Charm Astilbe Growing and Maintenance Tips

Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

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Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

18-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Charm' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Dried Flower
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Fall Color

  • Red

Flower Color

  • Red

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Clumping