Astilbe - Chinese (Astilbe Chinensis)

Name Astilbe - Chinese
Botanical Name Astilbe Chinensis

As a spreading ground cover this Astilbe, a perennial for your woodland or shade garden, produces 4-6 inches tall, blooms in purple July-Aug. The flower spikes themselves reach 12 inches tall. Chinese astilbe, like other varieties, benefit from summer mulch but are a bit more drought and sun tolerant. These may be divided every 3-4 years or when overcrowding begins. Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.

Location: Partial Sun, Shade
Size: 12" inches tall
Flower Color: Purple, Pink
Bloom Time: July, August
Special Needs: Constant moist, fertile soil.
Soil Conditions: Moist. Wet
Trim/Prune: Trim to the ground in late fall after several frosts. If astilbe gets dry, cut off brown leaves and old blooms, as the roots are still alive.
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
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