Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'Item #0362 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Showy plumed flower spikes adorn this outstanding perennial for cooler climate gardens, or where protected from hot afternoon sun. Smaller stature is perfect for containers or in clusters at the front of beds, in shade to dappled sun. Raspberry-pink flowers add valuable cool color accent. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:PurpleGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or constantly moist soil.