Part of the Younique™ series, recently bred in the Netherlands by Jan Verschoor. all members of this series are incredibly floriferous, often producing twice the number of flowers than older varieties.  The showy flowers are produced atop compact plants and are in perfect proportion to the foliage. This selection features a low mound of lacy green foliage, topped by large branching heads of fragrant, triangular, fuchsia-red plumes. Good for a shady position if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions. 

 

Sun Exposure:  part sun to part shade will tolerate full sun if in soil that stays evenly moist (not soggy), may not flower well in full shade.

Soil type:  rich in organic matter

Soil PH:  acidic or neutral

Soil Moisture: Moist does not tolerate drying out

Care level:  Easy  (keep them looking good with annual shovel fulls of nutrient rich compost)

Flower color: fuchsia red

Bloom time: early to mid summer

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics:  Borders,  Containers , Massed, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Shade gardens

Flower head size: large

Height:  40-50 cm (16-20”)

Spread:  40-50 cm (16-20”) inches

Growth Rate: Medium.

Propagation:  By division. In spring.  The plants benefit from division every 3-5 years. 

Astilbe ‘Younique Carmine” Zones 3-8

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