Astilbe arendsii 'Fanal'

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False Spirea

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Raspberry-red blooms with bronze-red foliage that turns a dark green later. Fern-like foliage is very attractive. The intense bloom color adds drama to the part-shade to shade setting.

Height

20-24 Inches

Spread

20 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

This was the first Arend's hybrid with bronze foliage and red flowers, released in 1933 and remains a top seller.

Bloom Time

June-July (early to mid)

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Requires constant moisture to perform at best. Prefers moist, slightly acidic, humus-rich soil in light shade to filtered sun.

When to Divide

early spring or fall, divide every 3 years to retain vigor

Good Companions

False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Kamchatka Bugbane (Cimicifuga simplex), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis), Ragwort, Senecio (Ligularia stenocephala)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Shade
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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