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    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 16-18"
    🌸 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 Fanal

    Astilbe Fanal is a stunning, dark red perennial that is perfect for adding a touch of color to your garden. With its delicate, feathery plumes and lush green leaves, this plant is sure to be a showstopper in any landscape.

    • Bright, dark red plumes that bloom in the summertime
    • Lush green foliage that adds texture and depth to your garden
    • Low maintenance and easy to care for
    • Great for adding color to shady areas of your garden
    • Grows to a height of 15-18" tall 
    • Foliage emerges bronze but tends to turn dark green with a reddish tint

    How to care for Fanal

    • Simply dig a hole in a well-drained, shady area of your garden. 
    • Add a bit of compost or fertilizer to the soil, and then place the plant in the hole. 
    • Backfill with soil and water well. 
    • Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
    • To care for Astilbe Fanal, be sure to keep the soil consistently moist and fertilize regularly during the growing season. 
    • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new growth and remove any yellow or damaged leaves.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Astilbe Fanal bulbs, also known as the false spirea, are a popular choice for garden enthusiasts, as they thrive in shady areas and produce stunning feathery plumes of red flowers. When planting Astilbe Fanal, select a location that offers partial to full shade, with well-draining, fertile soil. The ideal time for planting is in early spring or fall, ensuring that the soil temperature is around 50-60°F.

    Before planting, loosen the soil to a depth of 3-4 inches and mix in a generous amount of organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve soil structure and drainage. Plant the bulbs 1-2 inches deep, spacing them 20-24 inches apart to allow for adequate air circulation. Water the area thoroughly after planting, and maintain consistent moisture throughout the growing season, as Astilbe plants are intolerant of drought.

    Astilbe Fanal bulbs typically bloom during the summer months, from late June to early August. The vibrant, feathery flower plumes of Astilbe Fanal are a striking red color that provides an eye-catching contrast against their dark green, fern-like foliage. These attractive flowers can last for several weeks, adding a burst of color and texture to shaded garden areas.

    To prolong the blooming period and encourage healthy growth, be sure to provide consistent moisture, especially during dry spells, and apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Deadheading spent flowers can also stimulate further blooming and keep your Astilbe plants looking tidy.

    Astilbe Fanal is considered to be a deer-resistant plant, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who struggle with deer browsing in their gardens. The fern-like foliage and feathery plumes of Astilbe plants, including the Fanal variety, are generally unappealing to deer due to their coarse texture and strong scent.

    However, it is important to note that no plant is completely deer-proof. In areas with high deer populations or limited food sources, deer may still nibble on Astilbe plants. To further deter deer, consider incorporating other deer-resistant plants in your garden or implementing additional protective measures, such as fencing or repellents.

    Astilbe Fanal bulbs, like other varieties of Astilbe, are considered non-toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. While ingesting large quantities of any plant material can cause digestive upset in pets, Astilbe Fanal is not known to contain any harmful toxins that pose a significant threat to their health.

    However, it is always a good practice to monitor your pets around plants and discourage them from chewing on foliage or digging up bulbs. If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially toxic plant, contact your veterinarian or an animal poison control center immediately to seek advice on the appropriate course of action.

    After Astilbe Fanal 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.

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