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Astilbe ‘Stand and Deliver’

False Spirea 'Stand and Deliver', False Goat's Beard 'Stand and Deliver'

Astilbe 'Stand and Deliver', False Spirea 'Stand and Deliver', False Goat's Beard 'Stand and Deliver', Pink Astilbes,Pink flowers, flowers for shade

An excellent garden plant, Astilbe ‘Stand and Deliver’ features long and full, bright reddish-pink flower plumes which are borne on upright, strong stems. Quite showy, they rise gracefully in early-mid summer above an attractive mound of fern-like deep green, glossy foliage. Long-lasting, they turn a rich caramel color which provides winter interest to the garden.

  • Relatively trouble-free, this Astilbe requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant, and attracts butterflies, but is deer and rabbit resistant! The perfect perennial for a shady border with dappled light!
  • Compact and bushy, this Astilbe grows up to 30-32 in. tall and wide (75-80 cm). The refined, fern-like foliage remains attractive all season long (under satisfactory growing conditions).
  • Part shade to full shade lover, this Astilbe thrives in organically richevenly moistwell-drained soils. Don’t let the soil dry out! Mulch should be added to reduce water evaporation and maintain moisture.
  • May be planted in full sun in areas with cool summers with adequate moisture. In hot summer areas, shade is important.
  • Provides a spectacular flower show, whether planted in perennial borderswoodlands, by streamsponds, or in containersPlant in groups for better visual effects. Excellent ground cover or edging plant for shady areas.
  • Plumes make excellent fresh cuts or for drying in natural bouquets
  • No deadheading is required unless you do not like the look of the faded flower stalks. If allowed to remain, the dried seedheads will provide additional interest later in the season. Should be divided about every 4 years to assure the maximum number of blooms.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Astilbe
Common names False Spirea, Astilbe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Astilbe ‘Erica’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Astilbe chinensis ‘Milk and Honey’ (Chinese Astilbe)
Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’ (Japonica Hybrid)
Astilbe Younique Pink (Japonica Hybrid)
Astilbe Ostrich Plume (Thunbergii Hybrid)
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Chocolate Shogun’

Recommended Companion Plants

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (Meadow Rue)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Blue Barlow’ (Columbine)
Hosta crispula (Curled Plantain Lily)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Astilbe
Common names False Spirea, Astilbe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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