Sunday, July 15, 2007
Some pictures of the Astilbes in bloom. I don't recall the hybrids, because I've had them for a few years and no longer have the tags. Each year they bloom from the end of June till the beginning of August depending on their location. Some are grown mostly in sun and need a lot of water, while others are planted in shade and are less thirsty. The Astilbes that are in sun are little shorter then their counterparts grown in shade and the leaves tend to crisp in our hottest month, which is August. Those grown in the brightest locations are cut back after blooming, flushing out new foliage which looks great until dormancy in Winter.