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Old 07-04-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Instead of waiting until Spring I might transplant it when it starts getting cooler in a couple months now that I've thought about it. Let's it get situated in the new spot and develop some root growth.
I wonder if it would be best to move to a new spot sooner or wait until this fall or next spring? I just don't want to aggravate it so much that it gives up. It did get a bad sunburn so might not even survive, but we'll see what happens.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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And just wait until it feels better and starts blooming next year. Mine did just last week and the fragrance is nice!
That sounds delightful! Do you have just one or many Astilbes? Once I find a good spot for this guy, I might buy a couple more as I really like the look of it.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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Your astilbe is scorched and in shock, it doesn't look very good, it's in rough shape - and it's just a baby, it's not a mature plant. My suggestion - get it out from under the table, pot it up into a container with plenty of room to grow new, deep roots. Put the container into a shady or partly shady place (even indoors in an east facing window if necessary for the time being) and clean it up immediately so it can recover properly.

Those flowers are dead and the plant is weak. Cut the dead flower spikes off before the flowers go moldy and make the rest of the plant rot or attract mites or bacteria. Remove any leaves and small branches that are dead and yellow or brown. What you need is only living green foliage left on it.

Keep the soil evenly damp, not wet, and let it heal and recover and grow new leaves and roots for a couple of months in the container in shady or dappled shady location, and then transplant the plant into its permanent location outside in the ground. Put it directly into the ground before September so it will still have a month or two for its roots to get established in its new permanent outdoor location before it goes into winter dormancy. If it survives through the next two or three months it should go into dormancy for winter normally and come back to normal in the spring. Good luck with your astilbe, I hope it survives.

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Old 07-05-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Your astilbe is scorched and in shock, it doesn't look very good, it's in rough shape - and it's just a baby, it's not a mature plant. My suggestion - get it out from under the table, pot it up into a container with plenty of room to grow new, deep roots. Put the container into a shady or partly shady place (even indoors in an east facing window if necessary for the time being) and clean it up immediately so it can recover properly.

Those flowers are dead and the plant is weak. Cut the dead flower spikes off before the flowers go moldy and make the rest of the plant rot or attract mites or bacteria. Remove any leaves and small branches that are dead and yellow or brown. What you need is only living green foliage left on it.

Keep the soil evenly damp, not wet, and let it heal and recover and grow new leaves and roots for a couple of months in the container in shady or dappled shady location, and then transplant the plant into its permanent location outside in the ground. Put it directly into the ground before September so it will still have a month or two for its roots to get established in its new permanent outdoor location before it goes into winter dormancy. If it survives through the next two or three months it should go into dormancy for winter normally and come back to normal in the spring. Good luck with your astilbe, I hope it survives.

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I looked at the Astilbe this morning and was shocked and horrified to discover that spot under the table had the morning sun beaming strongly right at it.

A foot over is not as sunny as my neighbor's house casts a shadow, but that part under the table gets direct eastern sunshine. I put my cat's stroller in front of it to try to block out the sun.

I will try your idea of repotting it and bringing it inside as the sun is just so strong in my yard.

Also, for anyone curious, here is what my plant is supposed to look like:

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