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botanical name:
Astilbe 'Montgomery'
Astilbe 'Montgomery' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
synonyms:  Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery', Astilbe x arendsii 'Montgomery'
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Narrow, pyramidal spikes of bright dark red flowers, produced in midsummer. Dark red stems. Foliage is bronze-red when young, maturing to deep green.

Best in moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out.

By division

Damp border, bog gardens

other notes:
A. japonica hybrid, raised by Kooy, 1949.
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