Colorful Foliage All Year Long!
Astilbe "Fireberry" is popular now because...
● it attracts attention
● of its ever-changing foliage colors
● it makes excellent cut flowers
Four Feet of Spectacular
Known as the Giant Astilbe, Astilbe "Fireberry" is 4 feet of tall bushy stems topped by cherry-red flowers that fade to pink over its summer blooming period. Attracting butterflies, this impossible-to-ignore plant is a worthy (and award-winning) centrepiece in any garden. And the Fireberry's plumes make excellent fresh cuts and when dried in bouquets.
As if the Fireberry's height and bright red plumes aren't eye-catching enough, its foliage puts on a non-stop show too. The large leaves start out red, then turn to bronze and finally age to dark green, so that, throughout the entire growing season, the Fireberry's appearance changes frequently.
Moist Conditions are Crucial
For all this show, gardeners only have to worry about one thing -- keeping the Astilbe "Fireberry's" soil moist but well-drained. The dirt, whether in a flower bed or in a container, should never be allowed to dry out. Fireberry also prefers shady locations, away from the afternoon sun.