Japanese Astilbe 'Montgomery'

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery' | Also known as: Japanese False Spirea 'Montgomery', Astilbe 'Montgomery', False buck's beard 'Montgomery' | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery' or Astilbe 'Montgomery' has stunning cherry red flowers that grow in plumes from the dark green lacy foliage. The stems are dark red too adding to the striking appearance of this variety. You'll have no trouble growing this plant in any type of soil, as long as it is moist. It will grow to around 60cm tall and should produce plenty of flower heads if it is allowed to get some sun. If you have a problem with rabbits eating your plants then there's good news for you, they usually avoid eating astilbe 'Montgomery'.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Brown or bronze
Foliage in summer
  • Brown or bronze
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 1 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Pond plants
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years