Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' (japonica hybrid)

astilbe 'Red Sentinel'


'Red Sentinel' is a herbaceous perennial, up to 90cm high, with divided leaves which are tinged with dark red in spring before becoming dark green, and deep crimson flowers in loose spikes in early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      astilbe 'Red Sentinel'

    • Common names

      Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required, but the dead stems may be cut to ground level in late winter

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free, but may be affected by powdery mildews and a leaf spot