Astilbe 'Color Flash' 

Astilbe 'Color Flash'

1538

£ 5,29 tax incl.


Availability : Available

Container: 0,7 litre pot

Flowering period: summer flowers

Hardiness zone: zone 6-10

Height: 50 to 70cm

Plant spacing: 50 cm

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Description:

or Astilbe 'Beauty of Ernst'

Astilbe 'Color Flash’ was introduced into the catalogue of ornamental plants in 2005 by Dutch breeder Henk Holtmaat. It has stunningly coloured foliage, from lime-green in spring to burgundy-red in the summer, rising to an autumn apotheosis of violet-red, orange-red and gold!

Astilbe 'Color Flash' is compact with a spread of about 20 centimetres and is perfect when planted along the edge of a border as decoration underneath Hosta, Ligularia or Aruncus.

If you have the right type of situation, which is cool and with good garden soil and which remains sufficiently moist in summer, you can plant it en masse for a great display throughout the season.

This will bring out its summer flowering of light pink plumes, elegantly accompanying the dense cushions of red-purple foliage.

For a semi-shaded border, light understory or to edge a pond or stream.

It is not always possible to grow astilbes in the open ground and damp spots might either already be taken or lacking in your garden.

A compact habit, beautiful foliage and long flowering of spike blooms.

Astilbe 'Color Flash' grows well in a large pot in light shade. We like to plant it with grasses (Carex buchananii, Stipa arundinacea).

Grow in a cold spot, in the sun or light shade (*) in good, moist to damp garden soil.

(*) a good source of light is necessary for the foliage to colour fully.

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:good garden soil, humus rich, heavy wet clay soils
Culture advice:Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost
Aspect:partial shade, full sun
Special maintenance:Prune the plant at the end of autumn, Cut off dead flowers
Garden tips:
Garden value:easy to grow, attractive foliage
Garden style:japanese garden style, aquatic garden, cottage garden, garden undergrowth
Landscape interest:pot and container, mixed-border
Position:front of the border, edge of the path, edge of pond
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