Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'

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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 later to bloom.
These large, dense, neon lavender-pink plumes can reach 40" with constant moisture and optimum conditions.
Large, bold foliage with hairy stems making them interesting even when not in flower.

Height

36-40 Inches

Spread

15 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Wonderful cut and dried flowers!

Bloom Time

July-August (mid to late)

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Requires constant moisture to perform at best.
Vigorous grower if happy, suitable for borders, bog gardens or anywhere an accent plant is needed.

When to Divide

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

Good Companions

Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Globe Flower (Trollius chinensis), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

Characteristics & Attributes

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