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Astilbe chinensis Pumila

Perennial Spirea

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Lilac plumes over deep green glossy foliage of Astilbe Pumila blooms in late summer extending the season. Low-growing variety when planted in groups produces a dense cover. Chinensis is somewhat more tolerant of sun and drought conditions than other Astilbe. Spreads well.

Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • For a Shady Spot
  • Web Only

Astilbe General Information:

Astilbe lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Perfect for the shade garden along with Hostas and Ferns. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade.

Astilbe Plant Care:

Low care. Needs moisture during dry spells. Best to clean up in the spring as seedheads are attractive. Can be divided every 3-5 years in early spring. Cut through woody crowns to separate eyes to form additional plants. Add fertilizer or compost if desired when planting or moving and in late fall to winter.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: ASPC