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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
description:
Narrow, pyramidal spikes of bright dark red flowers, produced in midsummer. Dark red stems. Foliage is bronze-red when young, maturing to deep green.

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

propagation:
By division

usage:
Damp border, bog gardens

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

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