Up for sale is one pack of 50 Bunter Astilbe Flower Seeds. These create large plumed flowers in shades or red, white, lilac, and pink. Perfect for shady areas or spots that get afternoon sun.
We offer combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 65-70 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light
Germination days: 10 days
Plant spread: 28"
Plant height: 28''
Plant type: Perennial
Maturation days: 365 days
For zones 3-8 we find they are best seeded in trays about 12 weeks before your first frost. The seeds require light for germination so when we start them in trays we cover them very lightly with coarse sand or vermiculite. The best technique we have found is to use a tupperware type pot with a translucent top and don't place in direct sun but when germinating use an artificial light source. Keep your potting soil moist and don't let your seedings dry out.
After plants are two inches tall, and have their second set of leaves, you can transplant them into your garden in the spring after your last frost. We don't recommend direct sowing Astilbe unless you live in a very mild climate as young plants are very susceptible to spikes in temperature. Once mature they are very durable but in hotter climates we recommend you plant them in full shade or at least where they get afternoon shade.
If new to germinating Astible we suggest you visit our blog post on starting Succulents and following this method: