False goat's beard 'Red Sentinel' (Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel' )
Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel'
Variety or Cultivar:
'Red Sentinel' ~ 'Red Sentinel', a mid season flowering variety, is a compact, semi-dwarf perennial with deeply-divided, deep green leaves that are dark red in spring and erect panicles of deep red flowers in summer.
Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.
Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Waterside
Plant astilbes with hostas and border phlox, which both like the same damp, shady conditions.
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
Cut back after flowering.
Maintenance hours / year: