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‘Amethyst’ is noted for its lilac-purple flowers. It typically forms a foliage mound to 12-24” tall with panicles of fluffy lilac-purple flowers appearing on upright stems rising to 30-36” tall.
Arendsii hybrids are a large group of hybrids involving crosses between A. chinensis, A. japonica, A. thunbergii and A. astilboides and named after German nurseryman George Arends (1862-1952).
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: mauve lilac
Bloom time: early to mid summer
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: Borders, Containers ,attracts butterflies, specimen, cut flower, Massed, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Shade gardens, waterside
Flower head size: Large
Growth Rate: Medium.
Propagation: By division. In spring. The plants benefit from division every 3-5 years.
Astilbe x Arendsii ‘Amethyst’ Zones 3-8
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