keilamarie(z5 Mass)October 15, 2005


Every place I see mentions these are for zone 4. Can these great plants work in zone 5? I have a fantastic spot for them!


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karen_b(6a s.c. PA)

When a plant mentions a zone they will grow in, the number is the farthest zone north they can be planted safely. Since you are in zone 5 and astilbes will grow as far north as zone 4 you are safe. I am in zone 6 (Blue Ridge Mtns of southcentral PA) and they grow beautifully for me. I also grew astibles in zone 7 (South Carolina)


    Bookmark   October 17, 2005 at 4:03PM
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cindi_bau(Z5 WI)

Karen is absolutely right, you'll do just fine. But it seems I never see this mentioned about them - they love water. I have lived in 2 houses where they were planted under or near large trees and the only way to keep them looking nice was to water them practically every other day. Good luck! cin

    Bookmark   October 20, 2005 at 8:20AM
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