Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'Item #0362 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Showy plumed flower spikes adorn this outstanding bloomer for cooler climate gardens, or where protected from hot afternoon sun. Its smaller stature is perfect for containers or in clusters at the front of beds, in shade to dappled sun. Raspberry-pink flowers add valuable color accent to the landscape. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.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:PurpleCompanion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
- CareCare InformationThrives in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, well-drained soil, sited in bright shade or filtered sun; does not tolerate dry conditions. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist, avoiding the crown. Clip spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Remove old foliage and stems in early spring. Feed in early spring, and again after bloom.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.