• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Vibrant Flowers for Shade
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, acidic soil, but very adaptable. Blooms best in bright shade or filtered sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist, avoiding the crown. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage and stems before new leaves emerge in early spring. Feed in spring again after bloom. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.