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Astilbe simplicifolia 'Key West'

#PPAF

Also called False Spirea


More About Astilbe simplicifolia 'Key West' (PPAF)

  • Red buds open to carmine-pink plumes on red stems may rebloom
  • Foliage emerges red, then turns deep green with a red edge
  • Produces twice as many blooms as others within the simplicifolia group
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Dwarf Astilbe Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in light to moderate shade, with average to moist soils. Astilbe may burn if planted in full sun. Deep shade tolerant, but will not flower as prolifically. Water plants during the summer especially if there is less than average rainfall. Extended drought periods will lead to browning of the foliage and may result in foliage drop. After flowers finish, prune off spent blooms and lightly shape the foliage to encourage new growth. 


Astilbe simplicifolia 'Key West' (PPAF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Mounding
Compact

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Astilbe simplicifolia 'Key West'