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Apr 28, 2015 8:40 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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I planted 3 Astilbe roots and won`t see anything till next spring likely, and my established one is coming back! Yay!
Being impatient and in love with Astilbes I bought a good sized one today, and what fun!, it does not say what color
it is so I will have a surprise! My established one coming up is pink and the 3 I planted are red....I love surprises!
(the picture is from last spring, since then it has been planted, just wanted to show it off here!

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You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
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Apr 29, 2015 8:00 PM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
nice! we have about a dozen Astilbe's in our shade areas. everyone of them comes back no problems, but the ones against the house are slug magnets. we finally dug them up and put them in a big pot. doing much better!
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Apr 29, 2015 10:09 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Ahh, I had no idea Astilbe was a slug magnet, I have not been spraying them when I sprayed the hostas.
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May 1, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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We have lots of astilbe in all situations from shade to part shade to full hot sun, and while we have slugs around clematis and hosta, the slugs have never attacked the astilbes.
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May 4, 2015 4:50 AM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
maybe it wasn't slugs getting to mine then...? we had a patch of four astilbes right against the house, and everyday there was major damage to them, so we assumed the slugs were coming out from under the house at night...? perhaps it was something else...? either way, we moved them into pots and placed them on the deck. where they can be watched a little more closely. doing much better!

Linda - are yours of the fragrant variety?
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May 4, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Could it have been earwigs? Even the earwigs prefer clematis and daylilies to astilbe.
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May 4, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Nebraska Hummingbirder Houseplants Critters Allowed Container Gardener
Cat Lover Butterflies Bookworm Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
riverman123 said:maybe it wasn't slugs getting to mine then...? we had a patch of four astilbes right against the house, and everyday there was major damage to them, so we assumed the slugs were coming out from under the house at night...? perhaps it was something else...? either way, we moved them into pots and placed them on the deck. where they can be watched a little more closely. doing much better!

Linda - are yours of the fragrant variety?


Not sure, as I never knew they could be fragrant, when they bloom I`ll have to take a sniff, unless you just smell them in the air
like Lilacs, if that is the case then likely not the fragrant type.
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May 4, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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How about these beetles eating the astilbe plants?
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May 4, 2015 3:13 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Wow - have never heard of pests eating Astilbe. I've grown them for many years. Sure would like to know what you all come up with.
I grow 'Peach Blossom' which is very fragrant to me. Heavenly. Kinda sad when they're done blooming.
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May 4, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
At first those Asiatic beetles look like June bugs but way too small. Is it a regional thing?
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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May 4, 2015 3:56 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Nebraska Hummingbirder Houseplants Critters Allowed Container Gardener
Cat Lover Butterflies Bookworm Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
riverman123 said:nice! we have about a dozen Astilbe's in our shade areas. everyone of them comes back no problems, but the ones against the house are slug magnets. we finally dug them up and put them in a big pot. doing much better!

How nice to have so many! These are in my top favorite plants.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
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May 4, 2015 3:58 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Nebraska Hummingbirder Houseplants Critters Allowed Container Gardener
Cat Lover Butterflies Bookworm Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
I would love to see pictures of everyone's Astilbes! nodding
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
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May 4, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Cindy - no need to fret when they stop blooming. They adapt easily to spray paint!
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May 5, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Pirl - Hilarious! I remember seeing that photo elsewhere. Now if only I could find a spray-on scent...
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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May 5, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Take your choice from any product in the scents offered by supermarkets. Maybe you could use up your old colognes on them!
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May 5, 2015 8:51 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Believe it or not, I don't use cologne or perfume. Dr. Bonner's soaps and various lotions and hand cream is enough.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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May 5, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Those sprays made for kitchens and bathrooms might fit the bill.
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May 5, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Don't use those either. Maybe scented candles but that's about it.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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May 7, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
Wait......Pirl......people spray paint their Astilbes???
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May 7, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have Neon Green and Neon Pink sprays ready in case the heat "cooks" the astilbe as it has done in the past.
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