The Plant that Stands Out with its Originality of Colors - Astilbe
Astilbe is a perennial plant decorated with beautiful panicle of different color on the top. Numerous varieties differ in terms of flowering (June to September) and size. Dwarf varieties are only 30 cm, the low - up to 60 cm, middle size - up to 90 cm, tall - up to 150 cm. The small flowers of different colors, gathered in the inflorescence-panicle, are located on the high stalks. Astilbe has a powerful branched rhizome with braid roots.||Astilbe grows on humus-rich soil in partial shade, with regular watering. Weeding is required only for young plants, as with time Astilbe grows and is able to stifle any weeds. After flowering, the Astilbe flower stalks have to be removed, and at the end of the season the whole plant should be cut at ground level and the soil around plants – mulched. Astilbe shouldn’t grow more than 5 years in one place. Planting should be periodically rejuvenated. Rejuvenation of bushes should be carried out regularly, as the old lignified rhizomes are poorly divided. Division of Astilbe should be done in spring or early fall. Young plants are placed in loose fertile soil. Astilbe tolerates separation and it actively blooms the next year.||The seeds of this plant are sown to the ground in February-March. After about two or three weeks, brairds appear through warm and moist soil; it should not get dry. Young Astilbe grows rapidly, and by the end of the spring it can be planted in the ground.