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False Spirea

Astilbe Younique 'Silvery Pink®' PP20,656

Clumps of fern-like foliage with upright, plume-like flower stalks.

Part of the Younique? series, recently bred in the Netherlands by Jan Verschoor. This selection features a low mound of lacy green foliage, topped by large branching heads of fragrant, triangular, silvery-pink plumes. Good for a shady position if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions. USPP#20656: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms early to mid summer

Mature Height:

16-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55°F to promote root growth while keeping evenly moist. Once actively growing, move up to 60°F and fertilizer can be applied. Provide 50% shade, and never allow to dry out. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 28
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil so that the eyes rest at or just below the soil surface after watering in. Roots may be trimmed if necessary to fit into pot. Apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. This family of astilbe is the most suitable for containers. Follow a watering schedule for first growing season to establish your plant. Can divide clumps every 3-5 years in early spring if desired.

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and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.