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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’

A Deer Proof Plant! ‘Hennie Graafland’ is unique star flowered astilbe variety. It belongs to a group of delightful dwarf astible that is compact and graceful, yet more vigorous than it looks. These plants are low growing and packed with shiny green leaves. This astilbe blooms in midsummer with strong, airy plumes of rose-pink colored flowers lasting for many weeks. ‘Hennie Graafland’ is part of the simplicifolia group, which is known for their fine textured foliage. Good cut flower. Plant in mass or as edging in perennial gardens. Also well adapted to informal woodlands and shaded landscapes under trees. Herbaceous perennial. Good in shade or part shade; full sun in far north if adequately moist. It is a vigorous grower, 10 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 10-18"
Spacing 24"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Part-Full Shade
Foliage Finely Textured, Shiny Green Leaves
Flower Airy Panicles of Star-Like, Rose-Pink Flowers
Bloomtime Mid Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe x simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'

Common: Astilbe (False Spirea)

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: Open, airy panicles of star-like flowers are followed by ornamental seed heads, which provide a few additional months of interest. Dwarf Habit. The biggest key to successful the growth of your Astilbes is water; they require a lot of water. The soil must remain moist. Astilbes are among the most beautiful plants you can grow in your garden and they are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They are clump-forming perennials which feature graceful, fern-like mounds leaves, usually with sharply-toothed leaflets, and tiny flowers densely packed into erect to arching, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on slender, upright stems. Best in fertile, well drained soil. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets. Uses - Beautiful in woodland settings, borders and containers.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Foliage decline (leaf margins brown up), sometimes with significant dieback, may occur in hot summers and/or periods of drought if soils are not kept moist.

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.