ASTILBE 'Fanal' (x arendsii)

Medium
Part shade
Red
Moisture retentive soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Height x Spread: 60cm x 60cm 

Plump feathery spikes of vivid, dark crimson-red flowers appear in mid summer above attractive, deeply divided foliage.  

Not a shy and retiring type, 'Fanal' really packs a punch in the border.  It loves heavy soils that are moisture retentive, especially clay and is perfect for a bog garden.  It makes good sized clumps after a few years and requires splitting to keep them healthy - perhaps every third year.  Full sun is preferable although they will tolerate part shade.