Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'

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Chinese False Spirea

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

The chinensis species is more sun and drought tolerant than other Astilbes; also the last to bloom. Dense, rich violet, poker-like flowers soften as they age and can reach 36" in height. Bold foliage very similar to A. taquetti 'Superba' in habit and form. These 'Purple Candles' really light up the garden and add drama to the part-shade/shade situation.

Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

24 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.

When to Divide

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

Good Companions

Miniature Goat's Beard (Aruncus aethusifolius), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Coral Bells (Heuchera americana), Plantain Lily (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

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