Thursday, June 12, 2008
Astilbe In Bloom
Three colors of astilbe: pink Rhineland, white Deutschland and red Fanal. Astilbe is like hosta in that it is a perennial that keeps increasing in diameter until you run out of space and need to divide it. Then just get out your butcher knife on a cool and shady morning and cut it in half like a cabbage. If your plant has really grown you can take each half and divide in half again. Dig some holes for the new plants, stick them in the holes and water well. There you go. Easy. I started out with just one plant of each kind and have at least quadrupled my plants by dividing them.