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Astilbe chinensis – ‘Vision in Red’ – Chinese Astilbe

Garden Height
15 - 15
Spacing
15 - 15
Spread
15 - 15
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink, Red
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Selections

Deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes. Flowers are held on red stems above the bronze-green foliage and blooms in midsummer.

 

 

 

    Features

    Deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes. Flowers are held on red stems above the bronze-green foliage and blooms in midsummer.

     

     

     

      Attracts: Bees

      Resists: Deer, Rabbits

      Maintenance Notes

      Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

      Maintenance Category Easy

      Water Category Consistent

      Bloom Time

      Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting