Astilbe 'Heavy Metal' (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Astilbe arendsii 'Heavy Metal'

False Spirea

Astilbe 'Heavy Metal' has fluffy, cherry-red flower plumes that are larger than most! Appearing in the summer above dark green cut leaf foliage, 'Heavy Metal' is great for containers! 

False Spirea Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, 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.

Height:

24-30 in

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Spread:

24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Astilbe arendsii 'Heavy Metal'

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