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Astilbe chinensis Milk and Honey

Perennial Spirea

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: ASMH

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Later mid-summer blooms extend the Astilbe season. A Promise Land of pastels, the creamy white plumes age to soft pink. Spring foliage emerges slightly marbled with silver then matures to solid green. Top-Notch! Astilbe chinensis will tolerate drier conditions than most; although with summer heat, it still prefers and performs best with some moisture.

Astilbe lend a refined grace to perennial borders and are considered essential to the shade garden. Perennial Spirea produce stunning plume-like flowers that move with the slightest breeze. Plants display lush deeply-cut green to bronze foliage that remains attractive for the entire growing season. Deer resistant.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 28-30"
Spacing: Plant 18-20" 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: White
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • 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. Dried heads can be left standing if desired or cut down at anytime. 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.