Tips On Feeding Astilbe: Learn About Fertilizer For Astilbe Plants

By Liz Baessler Astilbe is a fantastic flowering plant for hard to fill parts of the garden. It prefers shade and moist, loamy soil, meaning it can go in those areas where other plants often languish. Unlike the ferns and mosses you might normally plant there, however, astilbe also produces vibrant, beautiful fronds of flowers, bringing color to those dark areas. What’s more, the fronds will dry and last into the winter, making for an even more welcome splash of color. But how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your astilbe blooms? Keep reading to learn more about how to fertilize astilbe plants. Fertilizer for Astilbe Plants Feeding astilbe is a very low impact process. Astilbe is a perennial, and it really only needs a yearly application of a basic slow release flowering perennial fertilizer. Flowering plants need phosphorus to bloom, so look for a fertilizer

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