Astilbe japonica Europa

 

Full, puffy plumes of soft baby pink make lovely garden accents and are also top-notch cut flower that may be used either fresh or dried. Europa blossoms earlier in the season than many Astilbe's, usually in late May or early June. A clump forming type with the ability to fill in nicely. Max Height 60cm. Max Spread 60cm. Makes an excellent Border or woodland specimen.

 

Plant in moist fertile soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.