Astilbe not fully flowering

yonderboundJuly 13, 2014

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.

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lilsprout

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.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 9:34AM
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yonderbound

I've had them 5 plus years!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 9:54AM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

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.

Kevin

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:26AM
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yonderbound

Kevin,

Mine looks just like yours but no puffing at all. Does yours eventually puff all totally? Will try and get photo.

Thanks
Debbie

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 12:06PM
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yonderbound

My Bressingham beauty is performing the same. No puffiness!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 12:10PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

No, it doesn't puff at all.

Kevin

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 12:36PM
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clax66

Puffing out? My white Bridal Veils don't puff out.... Are they supposed to?!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:31PM
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clax66

Puffing out? My white Bridal Veils don't puff out.... Are they supposed to?!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:36PM
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babera(5a (Montana))

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.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:40PM
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yonderbound

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.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 12:53PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

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.

Kevin

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 2:23PM
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catkin(UDSA Zone 8)

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

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 10:21PM
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clax66

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.
Thanks,
Mira

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 10:48PM
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clax66

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.
Thanks,
Mira

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 8:35AM
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