(False Goat's Beard, False Spirea)
Deer resistant: yes 🦌
Moisture: needs continuously moist soil
Size: 20” H x 18” W
Bloom: dark red plumes in June
Garden zone: 4
Astilbe are a very large group of perennials with basal cut-leaf, toothed foliage above which colorful, feathery plumes of flowers emerge on short stalks. Astilbe, along with Hosta, are the cornerstones of shade gardens. Astilbe need consistently moist soil, or they will curl, crisp, and wither. We do grow Astilbe under trees, but sites with tree root competition will require monitoring for adequate soil moisture.
‘Montgomery’ is a medium size Astilbe with dark magenta-red plumes of flowers in June, similar to but darker in color than 'Fanal'. Suitable for a front of the border plant, or in combination with other Astilbe. Like most Astilbe, it is a wonderful companion for Hosta.