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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Key West’

The ‘KEY WEST’ is a new dwarf astilbe with great color in both flower and foliage. This is a beautiful Astilbe with rich burgundy-bronze, fern-like foliage and shimmering carmine-red, pink flowers. The foliage is distinctive and complements the bloom color nicely. Young, unique finely dissected foliage emerges red, then, turns burgundy-bronze with a narrow, red edge. This is a vigorous grower that is great in containers or in the garden. Perfect to use for edgings along garden pathways or filling in small areas in beds and borders because of its compact size. Great for combining with Astilbe ‘Key Largo’. Plant in partial to full shade.


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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 12-14"
Spacing 14"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Part shade to full shade
Foliage Young, finely dissected foliage emerges red, then, turns green with a narrow, red edge.
Flower Carmine-Red, Pink Flowers
Bloomtime Mid-Late Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe x simplicifolia 'Key West'

Common: Astilbe

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: 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 of mostly basal, 2-3 ternately compound 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.