Younique Cerise™ Astilbe
Create a Cloud of Tiny Pink Florets
Cerise is part of the Younique™ series, which is renowned for the neon-bright blooms that arise in profusion on dwarf plants with proven garden performance. Cerise is the pink member of the series, and what an impressive display it puts on! Incredibly floriferous, the flower stems stretch out just as wide as the foliage, putting on so many florets that the top and bottom of the plant begin to look symmetrical!
The blooms come on in early- to midsummer, adding a thrilling pink accent to the front of a shady border or any sheltered bed or container. The massed effect is stunning; use Younique Cerise™ as a groundcover in shady spots or as a cluster in the woodland garden. And of course the splendid flowers are a welcome addition to the vase!
Astilbe likes part shade, rich soil, and frequent watering (especially when blooming). Younique Cerise™ is no exception: plant the eye about ½ inch deep in shady, evenly moist soil. Part shade, constant moisture, and the occasional dose of fertilizer will ensure that these blooms reach their full glorious potential. Do your part, and Younique Cerise™ will quickly grow to its mature height of 15 to 17 inches, then reward you with years of reliable beauty--especially since pests tend to leave it be! It is an excellent choice for borders that receive any exposure from dappled sunlight to nearly full shade. Long-lived and low maintenance, it is a perennial to be treasured in the shade! Zones 3 to 8.
|Zone||3 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Mid Summer|
|Plant Height||15 in - 17 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers|
|Bloom Color||Dark Rose, Pink|
|Foliage Color||Burgundy, Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade, Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!
It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.
And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.
The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.