Astilbe Hennie Graafland Ground Cover
Astilbe Hennie Graafland (False Goatsbeard)
This neat and compact Astilbe produces showy plumes of fluffy pink flowers during late Summer, held on strong wiry stems above decorative deep green, finely divided mounds of foliage. Astilbe Hennie Graafland is a great plant for clay soil, moist borders, bog gardens and at the edge of ponds where their late season flowers are perfect for a pop of colour at a time of year when many other plants are well past their best.
Grow Astilbe Hennie Graafland in full sun or partial shade, they are perfect for any moist soil.
As a rough guide planting Astilbe Hennie Graafland as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Astilbe Hennie Graafland
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Semi evergeen Herbaceous perennial, foliage dies down in late Autumn, fresh new foliage emerges in Spring.
Soil and site: Moist soil, poorly drained, bog gardens, next to ponds.
Flowering time: July-September
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: up to 60cm x 50cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut down to ground level in late Autumn. Astilbe like moist soil so a generous mulch in early Spring will produce more vigorous growth, especially on lighter soils.