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sranna

New Member
I'm a fairly new gardener and last spring I planted astilbe in our shade hosta garden to try to add some color. I had leafy green come up from the ground, but it never rose above ground level. It basically spread out along the ground, and never put out any shoots. I know that the first year may not produce blooms, but I wasn't expecting it to stay at ground level. Does anyone have any words of wisdom or suggestion? I thought I planted according to directions. Could this be caused by planting too deeply? Just looking for suggestions to prevent the same from happening next year.
Thanks
 

RonsGarden

Super Moderator
Staff member
Hi sranna.
Welcome to our forum!
Astilbes are perennial, and being newly planted they usually do not flower the first year.
Astilbes can be a bit finicky as to how deeply they are planted....the crown of the plant needs to be level with the soil surface.
You may need to dig them and reset them a bit higher!

Ron
 


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