Astilbe 'Alive and Kicking' in the Astilbes Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 30 to 36 inches (75-90cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-60cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Foliage Mound Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years when overcrowding occurs.

Photograph by Mike Peel

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