Astilbe chinensis ‘Milk and Honey’

(Astilbe 'Milk and Honey')


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Milk and Honey’ has bushy foliage that appears slightly marbled with green and silver when it’s young, then it turns solid green as it matures. Its creamy white plumes turn light pink as they age. A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Additional information

Common Name

Astilbe 'Milk and Honey'

Botanical Name

Astilbe chinensis 'Milk and Honey'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 2.5 ft.

Width

1.5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid summer

Flower Color

White to light pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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