Astelia 'Red Devil'

Red Mountain Astelia


Evergreen Perennial, Shrub

Similar in size, shape, color, and texture to Astelia 'Red Gem' but takes on deeper burgundy tones in winter. The red tones will often persist into summer if it's grown in an exposed location. It prefers reliably damp conditions and won't be happy in dry soil. It's a wonderful choice for adding architectural oomph to your plantings. Unfortunately, it's not consistently or reliably available, but worth the wait and/or hunt.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Regular / Even

Description

Size: 12 - 24 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy
Foliage Texture: Coarse
Foliage Quality: Colorful, Leathery

Features: Attractive Foliage, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Red
Fall Color: Red
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Uses and Applications

Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Once-a-Year Maintenance

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Plant Combos