About Montgomery Astilbe

June 1, 2022
Adams Fairacre Farms

Many people think there is no better red flowering Astilbe than ‘Fanal’ but we think that ‘Montgomery’ is far superior. Its deep red flower color in early June is richer and more vibrant that ‘Fanal’ but that’s only the start of what makes this plant stand out. Its foliage is incredible! It emerges from the ground bronzy red in the early spring and, even as it matures to a deep, lustrous green as the spring progresses, it retains an infusion of red color that makes it jump at you from the landscape and enhances its red flower color. It’s a perfect plant for partial shade and moist, well-drained soil and is a knockout when planted in groups. Watch for even more color as the hummingbirds make a bee-line to the open flowers!

Optimal Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone
Zones 3-8

Water Needs

Sun Needs
Partial Sun to Full Shade

Soil Needs
Moist, but well-drained

Appearance and Characteristics


Flower Color
Red shades

Foliage Color
Bronzy-red shades maturing to green shades

Blooming Time
Early June

16-20 Inches

20-24 Inches

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Rich, vibrant color
Good cut flowers/foliage
Attracts butterflies
Attracts hummingbirds
Deer resistant

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