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Old 07-03-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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I found a fuzzy pink perennial at the nursery and planted it in my front garden. Unfortunately it turned from pink to brown and the leaves are curling up.

Today after googling, as I had thrown out the little marker with the name and care directions, the name of this flower is Astilbe and it's supposed to be a shade plant.

I suspect it was getting way too much sun where I had planted it. The soil is fine as other flowers are growing in that area, even if there's some salt from winter road salting.

So I dug it up and replanted it under a table I have outside. This is not an ideal spot, but is shady until I can find another place for it.

Do you think this flower is hardy enough to endure getting too much sun, then being moved and then, if it recovers, moved again?
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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It should recover once you get it to an appropriately shady spot, but maybe not until next spring.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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It should recover once you get it to an appropriately shady spot, but maybe not until next spring.
That's good to know. For this summer, I will just keep it under the table, so it's not too exposed to the sun.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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That's good to know. For this summer, I will just keep it under the table, so it's not too exposed to the sun.
Astilbe is pretty tough if it's in the appropriate (shade) spot. Keep it where it is until next Spring when it starts to show growth and replant to a more traditional shady area.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Here is the Astilbe under the table resting.

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Old 07-04-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Um Taffee did someone steal your astilbe?
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Um Taffee did someone steal your astilbe?
Do you see that plant under the table in the dirt? That is it.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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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!
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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there is always HOPE.
eternal springs and all that.
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