Red Sentinel Astilbe
Red Sentinel Astilbe is a great choice for shady gardens. It forms a mound of lacy dark green leaves. Red feathery plumes rise above the foliage during early to mid summer. It will grow to a height of 20" to 24" and 18" to 24" wide. Divide plants every 2 to 3 years in spring. Red Sentinel Astilbe likes to be planted in partial to full shade.
Use this perennial in a tub, mixed containers, woodland, or shady gardens. Red Sentinel Astilbe is excellent for cutting. The seed heads may be removed after the blooms have faded or they can be left on the plant for winter interest. This plant is also deer resistant and the flowers attract hummingbirds.
Red Sentinel Astilbe will tolerate wet soil making it a good choice for next to streams, ponds, or wet areas.