Fit Astilbe and care in the open ground
It is impossible to imagine gardens without flowering plants.
This decoration can be Astilba, which relate to saxifragaceae herbs.
And this despite its growth – plant height can barely reach 15 cm, but often in the sky, and up to 200 cm.
A native of Eastern Asia, this perennial feels comfortable and in our latitudes. So fit Astilbe will deliver growers an ideal, pleasing their ruggedness and awesome beauty.
Landing conditions Astilbe
This Bush survives well on any site. Astilba endures waterlogged conditions of existence, and is also able to withstand slight drought.
Despite the fact that it is a southern plant, accustomed to the abundance of sun in shady areas will also bloom luxuriantly, throwing inflorescences of different colors (white, pink, red, purple).
But do not forget that the rate of growth and flowering is still affected by heat and sufficient humidity. Therefore, the correct place to land will help the Bush to successfully root.
Fit Astilbe should be carried out in a specific pattern. This takes into account the quality of the plants. For tall individuals the distance between the bushes should be aged for no less than half a meter. Stunted well enough to have each other in the span of 30 cm.
One requirement of the plant is – fit Astilbe should be carried out in well-prepared soil. The ground should be thoroughly dig over, removing all weeds. Before planting shrubs, the soil is fertilized with compost, rotted manure and peat decayed.
Care rules Astilbe
Undemanding plant and care for themselves. But some attention still the culture should be given.
- Care Astilbe provides for frequent watering. Lack of moisture is immediately reflected on the beauty of the leaves of the plant, making them dull and lifeless.
- Culture copes with the Russian winters, with firmness transferring it frosts. But it doesn’t stop after all the ground between the bushes to mulch, spread pine needles. The bushes better shelter for the winter spruce branches, because the spring temperature changes can harm the Astilba.
- To preserve the beauty of perennial, the soil around the Bush to feed every year. If the land is sufficiently hydrated, then in the spring apply a complex fertilizer, and after flowering, Astilbe – potassium-phosphorus compounds. On rather dry soils it is better to use peat or compost.
In the care of Astilbe also includes regular transplanting plants.
The resettlement of the Bush
In one place Astilba feels comfortable for 5 years. Then it should be transplanted to a new location. Sometimes you don’t even need to dig a Bush but just to thin.
Place slices of the branches (closer to the root) are first sprinkled with ash, and then around the Bush poured a very large new layer of the earth, enriched with fertilizers. To perform these actions as possible in the autumn and early spring.
But the full transplant the Bush to a new location is carried out only in the spring to the autumn to get beautiful flowering plant. Or rather, even more, because Bush is not entirely. Pre-need to separate them out, each of which must be at least 3 buds.
Don’t forget to pay attention to the root system – it should be strong enough. Therefore, diseased and dead branches immediately are cut off. To delenki Astilbe is well settled in the new place, they immediately after planting should be watered daily.
With the right care Astilbes, you will get excellent designer decoration of your garden, because plants are not only beautiful blossoms.
Large leaves Astilbe shimmer in different colors – yellow, Burgundy and dark green. In this fishnet framed the whole Bush looks magical festive bouquet.