Astilbe - Maggie Daley
Late Summer Blooming Astilbe
Astilbe Maggie Daley, Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley', displays a profusion of showy spikes of lavender-purple panicles in mid to late summer.
The fuzzy flowers are full and packed closely together. They resemble a bouquet as they sit on top of shiny, bronze-green foliage.
'Maggie Daley' blooms later than other astilbes and grows best in rich soil that is consistently moist.
Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically.
‘Maggie Daley’ is a robust and somewhat drought resistant plant that is similar to Astilbe 'Visions'.
Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. The plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun.
Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage.
Maggie Daley is an excellent perennial for lightly shaded areas.
Plant this dense, vigorous growing plant for additional color in the lightly shaded area of your garden.
*Blooms Mid to Late Summer
*Purple Fuzzy Full Blooms
|Family||Astilbe Maggie Daley|
|Mature Height||24 to 28 inches|
|Mature Spread||16 to 20 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to full shade|