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Astilbe 'Fanal' (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Gardens)

Perennials

Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'

False Spirea

Astilbe 'Fanal' offers deep red feathery plumes in the summer for a graceful addition to the perennial garden. 'Fanal' is noted for having perhaps the darkest red flowers of any of the astilbes and for its unique foliage. A compact astilbe, Fanal's foliage emerges bronze but turns dark green with a reddish tint as the summer progresses.

Additional:

'Fanal' has been cultivated since 1933, yet remains one of the best red astilbes.

False Spirea Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Does best in moist, but well-drained shady spots. Cut back old foliage in spring.

Height:

12-18 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
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