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Laurie61
May 10, 2020 2:52 PM CST
How often do you water?
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Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 10, 2020 4:21 PM CST
You shouldn't have to water it at all if it is outside in a bed. Only if the summer gets very hot and dry you may have to but Mother Nature usually provides enough.
Astilbe do not make good house plants!
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Laurie61
May 11, 2020 12:40 PM CST
Thank you. I received it as a Mother's day gift. When it sprouts I'll transfer to outside.
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
May 11, 2020 1:01 PM CST
Very good.
Mine here in SE Michigan broke through the solid almost 3 weeks ago. But since the last several days have be extra chilly, there has been little growth. With the weather warming up quite a bit over the next 10 days or so, I expect mine to really get going.
My Hostas poked through the earth at about the same time but they are up between 4-5" while the Astilbes are at around 2"! Aside from coneflowers, they are my favorite perennial! Good luck!
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!

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