Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'

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Chinese False Spirea

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

'Visions' is a lovely, compact cultivar which features a foliage mound (to 9" tall) of bronze-green and thick panicles of frosted, raspberry flowers on 12-15" tall stems in late spring to early summer.
Gorgeous with light pinks and whites, and petite enough for the front of a shady border.

Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Wonderful cut and dried flowers! The chinensis species is more sun and drought tolerant than other Astilbes, also the last to bloom.

Bloom Time

June-July (mid)

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

Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia), Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers)

Characteristics & Attributes

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