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Astilbe arendsii ‘Diamond’

Diamond’ garden Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This selection has long, narrow plumes of striking, pure white flowers, over a mound of elegant, lacy, fern-like green leaves. Very large flower head size. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. It is excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions. ‘Diamond’ is both deer and rabbit resistant.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 29-31"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Partial shade to partial sun
Foliage Glossy Deep Green
Flower Pure white
Bloomtime Late Spring to Early Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe x arendsii 'Diamond'

Common: Astilbe

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: An easy to grow variety preferring to be grown either in the ground or may be planted in a pot. Prefers moist soil but not waterlogged. Keep well-watered. Apply fertilizer in spring and midsummer. Spent flower heads can be removed if desired or allowed to remain for late season interest. Divide overgrown clumps in spring or fall. They are very easy to grow and will grow and bloom even during the hot summers! Just give them a drink every once in a while and they will grow healthy and strong.

Use: Accent, Good Texture/Form, Border, Containers, Cut Flower, Massed, Specimen, Waterside and Woodland.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Deer-Resistant Good For Cutting.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens.