Astilbe bulbs grow best in filtered shade and moist but not boggy soil, so as long as you have the right essential conditions you'll find it easy to plant and nurture these new additions to your garden. Acquaint yourself with astilbes in this free video on growing and storing plant bulbs.
I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. We're going to learn, today, about planting astilbe. Gardening with astilbes is easy, you just need to put them in the right place. They like filtered shade and moist soil, they can't stand a boggy environment. And you can't let the soil dry out too much between waterings. So, average garden watering and half daylight, is usually just right for them. I put the plant right where I want it to be in the garden. And then, I scooch on the pot a little bit, to make a mark for myself, so I know where to dig. This is really nice soil that we've amended very heavily. So, I don't need to add anything to this soil. I just need to dig a hole big enough to fit the plant in, without squashing it. Tap the plant out of the pot, this has got a pretty good root mass, it's not root bound. Kind of get rid of the excess soil on the bottom, if I need to, get it facing the right way. Every plant has a good side, tamp the soil around it, water it, wait about two weeks. And then, fertilize as usual. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. We've been talking about astilbe today.