| Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red' PP11965 (25) plants
Common Name: Astilbe-Chinese
Zones 4 to 9.
Full sun to full shade.
Plants reach 15 inches tall and 15 inches wide;
Clump forming dwarf habit.
Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants.
Forms a dense, fern-like foliage mound topped by clusters of fragrant, deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes in midsummer. Flowers are densely packed into erect to arching, triangular, plume-like flower panicles that rise above the bronze-green foliage on slender, upright red stems.
Astilbe are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade; whereas these long-lived perennials prefer rich soil with light shade to filtered sun. Plants do need moist conditions, hot sun and dry soils cause crisp foliage. They will grow in full shade, but will not be as floriferous. Compost mulch helps retain soil moisture and improves performance. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs. Leave old foliage until early spring for winter protection and fertilize mid to late spring. If winter heave causes the crown to rise above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply organic matter around the plant.
Excellent as a border plant, container, cut flower or foliage, dried flower or seed heads, fragrant, mass plantings, mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Shipped bare root.