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Re: RE: Question re: Astilbe

Years ago I bought some pink Astilbes, grew them in full sun with very
little water and they thrived. Eventually I changed the bed and sold off
the Astilbes thinking I'd just buy more when I wanted them because they
were so tough. Ha! Every one since, with one sort-of exception, has been
a little princess, requiring, of all things, frequent watering - which
of course, I neglect to do, and they end up looking tacky - and these
are in Shade!

The exception is a fall bloomer, Astilbe pumila chinensis, Chinese
Astilbe. It gets by on less water, spreads rather than clumps, is short,
and has lovely lavender spike blooms over a long period.


-------Original Message-------
From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Sent: 02/26/03 09:39 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe

> Hmmm, well I will try it then.  I just LOVE the look of those feathery 
plumes...and such pretty colors.  I have a covered front and back porch
wanted to plant something with color.  I tried impatients last year but
just didn't quite do it for me.  Maybe these will.  THANKS!

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.

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