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    Explore the Astilbes collection - Spring Flowering bulbs

    Astilbes are known for their beautiful plume-like flowers and fern-like foliage, making them a popular choice for gardeners who want to add some texture to their flower beds. Our collection includes a range of Astilbe varieties, from the classic white Astilbe to the vibrant pink Astilbe Fanal. Planting Astilbes is easy, and they thrive in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. They are also deer resistant, making them a great choice for gardens with wildlife visitors. 

    If you have any questions about our Astilbe collection, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team. We're always here to help you create a beautiful garden.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Astilbe bulbs, also known as roots or rhizomes, are best planted in early spring or fall to give them ample time to establish themselves in their new environment. In early spring, the soil is typically moist and cool, providing ideal conditions for Astilbe roots to grow and develop before the summer heat arrives.

    Fall planting, on the other hand, allows the bulbs to establish a strong root system before winter, preparing them for a vigorous growth spurt and beautiful blooms in the following spring. Be sure to plant Astilbe bulbs as soon as possible after purchasing them to ensure their freshness and vitality.

    Planting Astilbe bulbs is a straightforward process that requires just a few simple steps. First, choose a location in your garden that offers partial to full shade, as Astilbes thrive in these conditions. Next, prepare the planting area by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter to create a rich, well-draining environment.

    Dig a hole about 1-2 inches deep and space the bulbs approximately 12-18 inches apart. Gently place the rhizome in the hole with its eyes (growth points) facing upwards, then cover it with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Maintaining consistent moisture and providing a layer of mulch will help ensure a successful growing season.

    Astilbes generally take 2-3 months to grow and bloom after planting, depending on the specific variety and planting time. When planted in early spring, you can expect to see foliage emerging within a few weeks, followed by blooms between late spring and early summer. Some Astilbe varieties are known to bloom later in the season, so it's important to research the characteristics of your chosen variety to have a more accurate expectation of their blooming period.

    Caring for Astilbes after they bloom involves a few key steps to ensure the plants remain healthy and vibrant. First, trim back the spent flower stalks to the base of the plant; this will encourage healthy foliage growth and prevent the plant from putting energy into seed production. Keep the soil consistently moist throughout the growing season, as Astilbes prefer damp conditions.

    However, avoid over-watering, as this can lead to root rot. In early spring, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for optimal growth. Finally, protect your Astilbes during the winter months by applying a layer of mulch to insulate the roots from harsh temperatures and preserve soil moisture.

    To plant Astilbe bulbs, start by selecting a location that provides partial to full shade, as these plants thrive in cooler environments. Prepare the soil by incorporating plenty of organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve drainage and fertility.

    Dig a hole about 1-2 inches deep and space the rhizomes approximately 12-18 inches apart, depending on the expected mature size of the variety you've chosen. Place the rhizome with its eyes facing upwards, cover it with soil, and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Astilbes prefer consistently moist, well-draining soil, so be sure to maintain adequate moisture levels throughout the growing season.

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