• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps 16 to 20 in. tall and wide; flower spikes to 28 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late spring through summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps 16 to 20 in. tall and wide; flower spikes to 28 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late spring through summer.
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 4 to 5 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.