Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' False Spirea

Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' False Spirea

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Long-lasting flowers and ornamental seed heads
SKU 29519
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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' False Spirea

Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' False Spirea stands out as a late-blooming variety that brings a surge of color to the garden from mid to late summer. Named after the distinguished orchid genus, this variant sets itself apart with its striking dark red feathery plumes. Supported by tall, slender, and robust stems, these blooms elegantly ascend above the dark green, fern-like foliage, which hints at a reddish hue upon emergence. Not only does Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' offer a spectacular visual display, but its long-lasting flowers are also perfect for creating both fresh and dried floral arrangements. As the garden transitions into the later seasons, the ornamental value of Astilbe Cattleya's seed heads continues to capture attention, adding a lasting charm to the landscape.

This Astilbe x arendsii hybrid, commonly referred to as astilbe or false spirea, exhibits a tall, upright, clump-forming growth habit, gradually expanding through rhizomes. Whether showcased as a singular specimen, nestled in a container, or grouped in masses within mixed beds and borders, red astilbe makes a striking addition. Astilbe Cattleya thrives particularly well in shaded gardens or alongside water features, where its vivid crimson red flowers can truly shine.

Cultivation of Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' is straightforward and low maintenance. Red astilbe prospers in areas receiving dappled sunlight to full shade, in soil that is organically rich, humusy, moist, and well-drained. Consistent moisture is key to preventing foliage decline, especially during hot summers or drought conditions, ensuring astilbe red remains lush and vibrant throughout its bloom time.

Featuring an impressive bloom time that spans the heart of the summer season, Astilbe 'Red Cattleya' introduces a bold crimson palette to the garden with its red flower stems and astilbe red sentinel-like vibrancy. It's an essential addition for any garden space that benefits from shade to full shade, bringing life and color where few other plants can.

Feathery perennial astilbe has colorful blooms and showy foliage. Astilbe plants are low maintenance and thrive in shade gardens. Learn how to plant and care for astilbe in our Astible Care Guide.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Astilbe
Species arendsii
Variety 'Red Cattleya'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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