My astilbe has flowers but they do not puff out. Anyone know the reason why? I have two different reds and they both do this while my white bridal veil is fine and beautiful. One of the red is Glut.
How long have you had them? I almost gave up on mine as it did the same thing.
Maybe it just needs more time...
Here is mine 3 years later...finally "puffed" out.
I've had them 5 plus years!
Here's my Glut:
It would be helpful to have a photo of yours to see if there really is a problem. 'Glut' doesn't puff out like the one in the post above, but the color is so intense, it really doesn't matter IMO. Different hybrid Astilbe have different parentage, so you can't expect all the flowers to look the same.
Mine looks just like yours but no puffing at all. Does yours eventually puff all totally? Will try and get photo.
My Bressingham beauty is performing the same. No puffiness!
No, it doesn't puff at all.
Puffing out? My white Bridal Veils don't puff out.... Are they supposed to?!
I have a white one, I think, its so pale and un puffy I can't tell if its white or pink, I also have a pink one, pale, no puff. . . If there were more choices for shade I wouldn't even grow them. The foliage is pretty tho.
I have bridal veil and it is in full bloom with great puffiness. It is 12 feet Fromm the Bressingham which I stated above is not puffy. The Bridal Veil gets much more sun. I'm going to try and move the Glut and Bressingham to sunnier locations. Go figure. I'm a zone 3/4.
Did you even read what I wrote in my first reply? I'll post it again just in case you didn't.
'Glut' doesn't puff out like the one in the post above, but the color is so intense, it really doesn't matter IMO. Different hybrid Astilbe have different parentage, so you can't expect all the flowers to look the same.
Mine is in full sun, so what you see is what you get.
Aren't the only puffy Astilbes the Chinese varieties?
ETA, my only puffed one is Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'. My Astilbe arendsiis are skinny....I spoke too soon and now see there are many puffy arendsiis, I need more puff!
This post was edited by catkin on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 22:24
Yonderbound - would you have a photo of your bridal veils that you could share here? I'd love too see them "puffed" because I want too see what I'm missing. I'm in 6B Canada zone and my astilbes only get morning sun. I can post pic of mine tomorrow.