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"Tips for Successfully Planting Astratia and Astilbe in Bare Root Form"




Astrantia and Astilbe are two stunning perennial plants that can bring beauty and elegance to any garden. Planting them in bare root form is a cost-effective and efficient way to establish these plants in your garden. In this blog post, we will explore how to plant astrantia and astilbe in bare root form and how these plants can enhance your garden and be used as cut flowers for your home.


Planting Astrantia and Astilbe in Bare Root Form:

When planting astrantia and astilbe in bare root form, choosing a location that provides the right conditions for these plants to thrive is essential. Both astrantia and astilbe prefer partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Before planting, soak the bare roots in water for a few hours to rehydrate them.

Dig a hole slightly larger than the bare root and plant it at the same depth it grew in the nursery. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots—Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds.


Enhancing Your Garden:

Astrantia and astilbe can add a touch of elegance and color to your garden. Astrantia, also known as masterwort, produces delicate, star-shaped flowers in shades of pink, white, and red. These flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making them valuable to any garden.

Astilbe, on the other hand, is known for its feathery plumes of flowers in shades of pink, white, and purple. These flowers bloom in the summer, creating a beautiful display in shady areas of the garden. Both astrantia and astilbe are low-maintenance plants that can thrive for many years with proper care.


Cut Flowers for Your Home:

In addition to enhancing your garden, astrantia and astilbe can be used as cut flowers to brighten your home. Cut the flowers early in the morning when fully hydrated and place them in a vase with fresh water. Change the water every few days to prolong the life of the flowers.

Astrantia and Astilbe make beautiful additions to floral arrangements and bouquets, adding a touch of elegance and charm to any room. Their long-lasting blooms and unique textures make them popular for professional florists and home gardeners.

In conclusion, planting astrantia and astilbe in bare root form can bring beauty and elegance to your garden while providing stunning-cut flowers for your home. Consider adding these versatile plants to your garden and enjoy their beauty year after year.


Bridget C. Wilson

Bridget Wilson Flowers

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