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Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles

Perennial Spirea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 18-24" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Statuesque purple-red plumes glow against bronze and green foliage. This tall variety blooms in early summer, later than other Astilbe. Lavish pillars of thick flower panicles rise above the 24 mound.

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:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: ASCA