Astilbe arendsii Brautschleier
Astilbe Brautschleier (Bridal Veil ) is a lovely Astilbe blooming with large white flowers on strong stems. They like a moist location and do well along a pond. The tall upgoing flowers arevery decorative, also during winter when the old flowers frosts over. They are very hardy too.
Details Astilbe arendsii Brautschleier
- Not eaten by animals
- Grows well in Wet Spots
- Blooms: June – August
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 40 – 60 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Brautschleier
Brautschleier dislikes waterlogged, heavy soils or those that are prone to drying out, avoid rich soils as they promote weak growth vulnerable to frost-damage. Brautschleier loves a well-drained soil containing organic matter and a sunny position.
Brautschleier are best grown in containers, spacious pots and/or raised borders and when they become root bound they will flower more profusely. Keep Brautschleier frost-free for winter by ensuring the crowns are covered with sand or bracken or move pots to a frost-free location until spring.
Once established feed Brautschleier in spring with an Organic Fertiliser and during the summer with a liquid fertiliser. Let Brautschleier die back naturally; the yellowing foliage will provide nutrients for next year’s bloom.
No need to cut down in the autumn, as the seed heads look attractive over winter.