Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles' ('Purpurkerze')
Common Name: Astilbe-Chinese
Zones 4 to 9.
Full sun to full shade.
Plants reach 42 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide;
Clump forming habit.
Growth rate: Moderate. Chinese Astilbes are slow spreading, rhizomatous plants.
'Purple Candles' quickly forms a compact graceful, fern-like mound of dainty foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, violet-red flowers, that softens to lighter shades of purple as they mature. Flowers are densely packed into erect to arching, triangular, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on slender, upright stems. Bold, dark green foliage has a coarse texture and blooms mid-summer.
'Purple Candles' or 'Purpurkerze's unique look; will draw attention in the garden.
Mature field grown plant shipped bare root.