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Astilbe × arendsii ‘Heavy Metal’
Astilbe × arendsii ‘Heavy Metal’
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Astilbe × arendsii ‘Heavy Metal’

Hybrid Astilbe

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.086.030

Astilbes are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given rich, moist, soil and regular watering. This selection features large, cherry-red plumes on strong stems in early to mid-summer. Foliage is fern-like, glossy and dark green. Part of the Music™ series which is known for better heat tolerance and great garden performance. More tolerant of drought and sun than many other Astilbe. USPPP#31438: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Astilbe × arendsii ‘Heavy Metal’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate