Color on Astilbe: Reinland and Visions
I had 6 astilbe planted last fall by Linders in a front garden re-do: Visions on the south facing side and Reinland on the east facing side. Both are in a mix of sun/shade. Here in late July and despite the drought they are growing beautifully and are clearly very healthy. However, the color on both types is not vibrant but faded looking. One is supposed to be a beautiful purple and one pink (can't remember which is which at the moment) but both are a very light rusty color and not feathery at all. Does anyone know why? Someone suggested to me that they haven't bloomed fully yet so the color will develop. I do notice that some of the smaller, almost hidden buds do have the vibrant color, but not the dominant flowers.
In checking to see whether this question had been answered before, I did find a similar post from last May--but no answers. I am confident that Linders sold me the correct plants but I'm new to this so don't know what to expect. Any thoughts are appreciated!