'Maggie Daley' astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley'

'Maggie Daley' astilbe

Photo/Illustration: 
Doreen Wynja
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'Maggie Daley' astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley')
Genus:  Astilbe

In late spring, lavender-pink flowers rise above this plant’s lacy, fernlike foliage, which forms an airy network beneath. The blooms appear a bit later than typical for other astilbes, and they extend later into summer. ‘Maggie Daley’ is moderately drought tolerant once established. Pair it with Japanese painted fern ( Athyrium niponicum var. pictum , Zones 5–8) for a beautiful combination. And deer and rabbit resistance is the pièce de résistance! -Kielian DeWitt, Fine Gardening #147 (Octover 2012), page 76

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Sprays of light-pink flowers in shade; drought-tolerant.

Care: 

Provide moist, fertile soil or boggy sites in full sun. Also tolerates drier soils in partial shade with extra water during dry spells. Avoid dry alkaline or clay soils.

Propagation: 

Divide clumps in early spring. Replant immediately or pot up and plant in early summer.

Problems: 

Tarnished plant bug, powdery mildew, bacterial leaf spots, Cercospora leaf spots.

Overview

Height
16 to 20 inches tall
Spread
16 to 20 inches wide
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade Only
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pale Dogwood
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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