It’s invasive and I need it gone – False spirea

I only have pics of leaves now. When it blooms it has flowers similar to an asilbe. The roots run underground and the plant pops up everywhere. The garden centre I got it from said it was an astilbe; but,…

Astilbe Companion Flowers

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Astilbe plants

I just recently planted 5 astilbe plants in the garden. I live in the Toronto Beach area and these plants are planted in a semi shaded area and receive water every other day via a water sprinkling system. How do…

Flies on Astilbe

I have a new pink Astilbe spirea this year and noticed small flies on the flower.  Is this normal or do I have to spray the bush? I live in Ottawa, Ontario which is Zone 4 or 5.  My plant…

When to plant root stock in Toronto

I purchased some clematis, bleeding heart, ferns and astilbes as bagged roots a few weeks ago. They’ve been sitting in the house but are starting to smell. Is it too early to plant them in the garden now? Have I…

Astilbe

I have two patches of Astilbe.  One is under a Japanese Maple and doing well.  The other is in a border right up against a cedar hedge and next to a hydrangea which is doing fine.  This one is not…

Astilbe with greenish-yellow leaves

I’ve had two small perennial astilbe for two years. This year the neighbouring hosta leaves are shading the lower part of the astilbe so I removed some of the hosta leaves. I discovered that although the upper unshaded astilbe leaves…