Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'
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.
Wonderful cut and dried flowers!
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
Miniature Goat's Beard
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes & Uses
|| Cut Flowers
|| Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)