Bright red plumes are presented in upright spires Blooms in early summer; one of the earliest reds to bloom Foliage is mahogany red in spring, turning green by summer One of the most popular reds; a vigorous grower A member of Astilbe x arendsii (Hybrid Astilbe/False Spirea). A group of hybrids developed by famed German nurseryman George Arends. Includes crosses between A. chinensis var. davidii with A. astilboides, A. japonica, and A. thunbergii. The resulting hybrids comprise over 95% of all Astilbe sold in the USA. Height: 20 Inches Spread: 18-20 Inches Flower Color: Red shades Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun) Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.