Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

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Chinese False Spirea

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

The chinensis species, with lavender- pink blooms, is more sun and drought tolerant than other Astilbes. This is a late to bloom variety. 'Pumila' is a naturally occurring dwarf form of chinensis. This has a creeping habit and is very floriferous.

Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

8 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Wonderful cut and dried flowers!

Bloom Time

July- August (late)

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Requires constant moisture to perform at best.
Makes an excellent groundcover, as it spreads faster than other chinensis and can tolerate drier soils, but not dry.

When to Divide

early spring or fall, divide every 3 years to retain vigor

Good Companions

Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Maiden Hair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Strawberry Foxglove (Digitalis mertonensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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