False Spirea (Red) tray of 38 cells

Astilbe X arendsii 'Fanal' (AKA Astilbe japonica 'Fanal', Astilbe × japonica 'Fanal', Red Japanese Astilbe, Red Goats Beard, Red False Goatsbeard)
Pronunciation: ah-STILL-bee ar-END-see-eye
Product: 71953

1-9 flats of 38 cells: $169.86 ($4.47 per plant)
10+ flats: $161.37 per flat ($4.25 per plant)
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These plants are grown in a 10" x 20" tray (view sample). Size of the cells in a 38-cell tray: depth 3.02" x 2.24" x 2.24". Volume: 7.7 cubic inches. View samples of all cell sizes.
Stunning feathery plumes of crimson flower spikes adorn the emerald saw-toothed foliage of this Astilbe like fiery flames.

Gardeners love the exotic romance Astilbe 'Fanal' brings to their landscape designs.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.
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General information about Astilbe (False Spirea):
Hands down, the fernlike foliage and feathery tufts of flowers that Astilbe offers are some of the most delightful textures and colors you will ever find in a perennial shade (or part shade) garden. If you have a water feature, Astilbe will stand tall as a foreground planting amidst other bog perennials.

Like a rooster with his feathers fanned out, the boa-like blossoms are simply breathtaking. We offer red, pink, and white varieties of this herbaceous, butterfly and hummingbird attracting perennial that flowers from June through September. Your garden will explode with the soft, downy texture of vibrant blooms that can be left to dry, giving color and texture throughout the remainder of the season.

With a moderate growth rate and willingness to grow in many soils, Astilbe will reward you most handsomely if you place him in moist, peaty humus-rich soil. You will find Astilbe is perfectly content in a bog habitat, along stream-banks or edging a pond where the flamboyant foliage and flowers reflect beautifully in water.

Astilbe is even willing to grow under trees (yes, even under walnut trees) where it yields the effect of fluffy-frocked fairies dancing about the base of the tree. Astilbe is dormant in winter; deer tend to avoid him, and will eventually spread to clumps almost 2 feet wide.

When planted closely together, you achieve a complete groundcover with wisps of fern-like foliage and downy blossoms. As edging, or foreground plantings, Astilbes will literally become vivid brush-strokes of Renoir-like color across a shaded garden.

Things to Note
For the first year in the ground Astilbe may have only a few blooms.

Astilbe flower heads last longer if they are planted away from the afternoon sun. They tolerate full sun in zones 3-8 if soil is kept moist (the foliage will scorch if plant is in full sun in dry soil).

Deadheading does not induce re-bloom, so leave the fading plumes as long as they have any ornamental interest.

Astilbe tends to brown out during shipment and has to reflush once it is planted. As long as the roots and crowns are not mushy (which could happen if they got cooked during shipment in hot weather) they will be fine.

Interesting Facts
Astilbe species are native to Asia and North America. Some varieties of Astilbe are native to the United States though these are not likely to be a cultivar of the native variety.

Astilbe is often referred to as 'false spirea' because it looks like Aruncus spirea.

Gardener Tips
When transplanting, please understand that growth will be stunted the first year. If planted after late spring you might lose ALL foliage; please rest assured that they they will bounce back with FULL foliage the next year.

When the dried seed heads are no longer attractive they can be removed so that the forest-green ferny foliage with mahogany stems can show itself to best effect.

For gorgeous color, elegant foliage and varied blooming time, try a trio of Astilbe, Creeping Jenny and Hosta.

Alternatively, for a mega-show of blossoms and rich foliage use the trio of Siberian Iris, Coral Bells and Astilbe.

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06/02/2018 By Joanna Ramsey
Product reviewed: False Spirea (Red) {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

I planted under a large oak. They arrived very tiny. I planted them and watered frequently and I thought they all died! but the roots were alive so do not give up on these plants! The color is very rich. Would order again.
06/03/2017 By Catskill Gardener
Product reviewed: False Spirea (Red) {Bare Root Plants, min 10}

Ordered and planted these last Fall. The bare root Astilbes looked so delicate that I was concerned about them surviving the winter. No need to worry. Every one came up strong when the weather warmed, survived several Spring frosts and all are now full... Read full review >
96% survival rate
09/16/2016 By John Horton
Product reviewed: False Spirea (Red) {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

planted all 25 that I purchased on a Thursday night, watered and left town and did not get back to check on them again until Tuesday evening. All but one seemed to be thriving, put some extra water on that one, it might still survive!!
Healthy, Happy Plants
09/16/2016 By Joyce McGuire
Product reviewed: False Spirea (Red) {Bare Root Plants, min 10}

I'm always leery ordering live plants online, however, there are a few companies that always deliver healthy, happy specimens. Classy Groundcovers is one of those companies. Thank you.
Learned a lesson
11/04/2015 By Doug McKinney
Product reviewed: False Spirea (Red) {Bare Root Plants, min 10}

These arrived very healthy in a mix a sizes from rather large to small. However I did not carefully read the care section. These do not do well under pine trees. My fault.

I've removed the survivors and put them elsewhere. I expect them to recover well.
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Deadheading does not induce re-bloom, so leave the fading plumes as long as they have any ornamental interest.
General information that applies to all plants:
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