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Astilbe arendsii ‘Rheinland’

‘Rheinland’ is one of the most beautiful of Astilbes out there, but it requires plenty of water and mulch in hot, dry weather. It is just full of showy, clear rose-pink, feathery, plume flowers above elegant, finely cut foliage. ‘Rheinland’ typically forms a dark green foliage mound (to 9-12″ tall) with open panicles of flowers appearing on upright, reddish stems (to 18″ tall). It should be noted that ‘Rheinland’ is sometimes listed as an x japonica cultivar.

‘Rheinland’ is a wonderful and graceful plant for the moist border, woodland edges, or planted in mass for a colorful display. It’s good cut flower. ‘Rheinland’ is a showy perennial for beautiful summer color in shady areas. Tall, feathery blooms, valued for light, airy quality, rise above the foliage. It’s partial to full shade. Mass or group in shade gardens, woodland gardens and shaded areas of border fronts or cottage gardens. It would make an excellent ground cover or edging plant for shady areas. ‘Rheinland’ can be great on a pond or stream banks. May be planted in the sun if given plenty of moisture. Moderate, mounding grower to 2 feet tall. Division.

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AB264BAG Astilbe arendsii 'Rheinland' 25 out of stock $0.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Astilbe arendsii 'Rheinland'
Common Name Astilbe (False Spirea)
Family Saxifragaceae
Size 2-3 eye
Height 12-18"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full shade to partial shade
Foliage Large, bold, mid-green
Flower Deep pink plumes
Bloomtime Midsummer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Unlike the Chinese astilbes (A. chinensis cultivars), the arendsii hybrids have little if any drought tolerance. Foliage decline (leaves brown up), sometimes with significant dieback, will often occur in hot summers and/or periods of drought if soils are not kept uniformly moist.