Can I Cut Back My Astilbe & Get it to Bloom Again?

Astilbe does not produce a second flush of blooms after pruning. Gardeners prize astilbe for the long-lasting flower that provides texture and muted color in the shade garden. Astilbe produces a fine-textured inflorescence that remains on the plant throughout the summer. Reserve pruning of this perennial for early spring.

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S.F. Heron is an avid gardener with three years of experience in online writing and a working background in aviation and earth and ocean sciences. She is published on various sites, including Helium, eHow and Xomba. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.