Saturday, June 13, 2009

Astilbe in Bloom in Westfield

For those that haven't driven down East Dudley in a while, your missing a stunning flower moment. There is a mass of light pink astilbes that will take your breath away.

For those that don't know, an Astilbe is a perennial that has deeply lobed, almost fern-like and airy foliage. It's flowers are feathery plumes that are born on tall stalks above the foliage. Flowers come in shades of white, pink, and red. Flowers stay in bloom several weeks and slowly fade in color as they dry.They prefer partial shade and they generally are disease and insect free. Even when they're done blooming, their flowers will dry on the plant, and will still look attractive for several months.

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