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Astilbe x ardensii 'Fanal'

Astilbe x ardensii 'Fanal'


A clump forming herbaceous perennial, this is  a compact Astilbe with bronze / deep green leaves that are divided.  Plumes of fluffy dark red flowers stand about 25cm above the foliage.  This is a great showy plant for dappled shade, moist part of the garden.  It will also work in containers as long as you keep the plant moist during dry spells.  Both the flowers and the foliage work really well as cut flowers and the added bonus is that the flowers can be used both fresh and dried.  They make a dramatic impact to any garden when planted in large drifts amongst contrasting colours.

  • Botanical Name

    Astilbe x ardensii 'Fanal'

  • Common Name

    Astilbe 'Fanal', False Goats Beard

  • Height and Spread

    0.5 - 1.0m x 0.5 - 1.0m

  • Cultivation

    Grows well in moist, boggy soil in dappled shade.  It will tolerate brighter, sunnier conditions as long as it doesn't dry out.

    Plant can be tidied up as they die back or leave the seed heads to bring structural interest to the garden during winter months, if left, cut back during early spring before the new growth starts to appear.  Plants that have been in the garden for some time may benefit from lifting and dividing to increase vigour and give you an opportunity to grow them elsewhere or give away.

  • Additional Information

    Awarded the RHS Garden of Merit.

    Is a great cut flower both fresh and dried.

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