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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sisDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Blooms best in bright shade or filtered sun. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. 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.