The Astilbe arendsii ‘Spinell’ is a deep pink coloured summer flowering plumes with red foliage which eventually turns to green.It flowers June to August and grows to an approximate height of 80 cm. Astilbe are ideal in cottage gardens, water gardens, woodlands and for cut flowers. However, the striking flower panicles also look very nice in a pot. To plant in open areas choose moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full to partial sun. Make a spacious planting hole and loosen the soil well. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in compost and some garden peat. Place the roots of the plant at the correct depth in the hole (approx. 5 cm). Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. During growth it is important to water the plants regularly, reduce watering in the autumn. Astilbe is strong and hardy and combines well with other perennials. The flower panicles are also decorative in mixed summer bouquets. When potting in a pot or container, make sue the pot has holes in the bottom and plant the Astilbe about 20 cm apart. It is important that the potting soil does not dry out. Preferably place a pot of Astilbe in partial shade.