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Astilbe 'Rheinland'
Common name   Astilbe
Hardiness Zone   4-9
Sun  Part shade to full shade
Soil   light - medium
Flower color  pink
Bloom time   May to June
Height   1 - 2'
Spread   1'

Deer tolerant
General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium, 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.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. ‘Rheinland’ typically forms a dark green foliage mound (to 9-12” tall) with open panicles of clear pink flowers appearing on upright, reddish stems (to 24” tall). It should be noted that ‘Rheinland’ is sometimes listed as an x japonica cultivar.
No serious insect or disease problems. Foliage decline (leaf margins brown up), sometimes with significant dieback, may occur in hot summers and/or periods of drought if soils are not kept moist.
Mass or group in shade gardens, woodland gardens and shaded areas of border fronts or cottage gardens. Excellent large ground cover or edging plant for shady areas. Also effective on pond or stream banks.