Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Plant details

The long-lasting dark crimson flowers of this moisture-loving perennial have earned it the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
A good choice for waterside or woodland plantings, it thirves in sun or partial shade. Divide and replant every three or four years to maintain vigour.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Astilbe

Species: x arendsii

Cultivar: Fanal

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

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I have had blueberry plants in ericaceous soil in containers for nearly four years but have not had any fruit. Is it birds or should I be doing something other than giving them an occasional feed. I do get the little white flowers.

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