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    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Shade / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 28-30"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jun - Jul
    🌱 Bulb Size: 2/3 eyes
    Planting Distance: 20-24"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 1-2

    About Amethyst

    Astilbe Amethyst is a stunning perennial plant that adds a pop of color to any garden. Its lilac-purple blooms are sure to draw attention and make a statement in any landscape.

    • Perfect for adding height and color to a shady garden
    • Blooms in late spring to early summer
    • Deep purple blooms on tall, slender stems
    • Low maintenance and easy to care for
    • Grows up to a height of 30-36'' tall
    • For sure a real eyecatcher in any Summer garden

    How to care for Amethyst

    • Water your Astilbe Amethyst regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. This is particularly important during the growing season and hot, dry spells.
    • Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and encourage stunning blooms.
    • Deadhead spent flowers to maintain a neat appearance and potentially encourage reblooming.
    • Protect the plants from slugs and snails, which may be attracted to their lush foliage.
    • In colder regions, apply a layer of mulch around the plants in late fall to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Planting Astilbe Amethyst bulbs is a simple process. To ensure proper growth and optimal flowering, follow these steps:

    • Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full shade, as Astilbe Amethyst prefers cooler temperatures and protection from the harsh afternoon sun.
    • Amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve its structure and nutrient content. This will create an ideal environment for the bulbs to grow.
    • Plant the bulbs in early spring or fall, spacing them 16-20 inches apart and at a depth of 2-3 inches. This will give the plants adequate room for growth and root development.
    • Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture throughout the growing season. • Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other issues.
    • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote strong, healthy growth and encourage beautiful blooms.

    Astilbe Amethyst bulbs typically bloom in mid to late summer, showcasing their stunning plumes of feathery, lavender-pink flowers. The exact bloom time may vary depending on your region's climate and growing conditions, but generally, you can expect flowers to appear from July to August.

    Astilbe Amethyst's blooms can last several months, and their vibrant foliage will remain attractive throughout the season, making them an excellent choice for adding visual interest to shaded areas of your garden.

    After Astilbe Amethyst has finished blooming, there are a few steps you can take to ensure the plant remains healthy and returns with vigor the following season:

    • Deadhead spent flowers by trimming the flower stalks back to the base of the plant. This helps maintain a tidy appearance and can sometimes encourage a second flush of blooms.
    • Continue to water the plant consistently, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged.
    • In late fall, as the foliage begins to die back, you can trim back the foliage to about 2-3 inches above the ground.
    • This will help the plant conserve energy during winter dormancy.
    • Apply a layer of mulch around the plant to protect the roots from harsh winter temperatures and insulate the soil, especially in colder climates.

    Maintaining Astilbes involves a combination of proper planting, watering, fertilizing, and grooming to ensure they remain healthy and produce beautiful blooms:

    • Plant Astilbes in well-draining soil, enriched with organic matter, and in a location with partial to full shade.
    • Keep the soil consistently moist throughout the growing season, as Astilbes prefer damp conditions. Water regularly, especially during hot and dry spells, but avoid overwatering.
    • Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote strong growth and flowering.
    • Deadhead spent flowers to maintain a neat appearance and potentially encourage additional blooms.
    • Prune back the foliage to 2-3 inches above ground level in late fall, and apply a layer of mulch around the plants for winter protection.
    • Monitor for pests such as slugs and snails, and take appropriate measures to protect your plants if necessary.

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