Astilbe Lowlands Ruby Red

Available Mid May

Astilbe 'Lowlands Ruby' photo courtesy of Devroomen Garden Products


Astilbe 'Lowlands Ruby' is one of the best new red 'chinensis' type introductions. The cherry-red flowers appear in early summer above fantastic, glossy, ferny foliage. It looks beautiful in woodland gardens although it should be positioned where it will get some morning sun.

  • Height: 60-76 cm (24-30 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: morning sun and afternoon shade
  • Bloom Time: early summer
  • Leaf Colour: dark green
  • Bloom Colour: cherry red
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

To grow Astilbes well pay attention to their need for water. Do not let the soil dry out because the leaves will go crispy and drop off. Rich soil in partial shade is the best situation. In sun it will be hard to keep them moist enough and, in too much shade, they will not bloom well. Leave old foliage on until the spring to protect the crowns of the plants.