• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Mounded foliage to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide. Flower spikes 2 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Mounded foliage to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide. Flower spikes 2 ft. tall.
    Special features:Deer Resistant, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasThis is one of the stellar perennials of the semiformal garden border. A superior choice for high profile foundation beds. Perfect in semishaded mixed borders. Mass or naturalize in woodland gardens. At home in country garden settings with hedges and cottage style flowers when arranged in informal drifts and masses.
    Companion PlantsGroup this perennial with soft companions such as Black Stem Bigleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'), Eskimo Viburnum, (Viburnum x 'Eskimo'), Roseum Elegans Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans') and Sensation Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation').
  • 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 before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    This group falls into the Saxifragaceae. The genus was classified by the English authority on plants of India, Francis Buchanan. He named it from the Greek for without sheen or non-shining to describe the foliage. There are about 14 species, mostly from Asia and a couple of North Americans. This species originates in Japan and is the source of florist's cut material.
    In China these plants are commonly known as Ch'Ang Chan.