Chocolate Shogun Astilbe

Astilbe thunbergii 'Chocolate Shogun' PP #26,430

Pronunciation: a-STIL-bee thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #43680
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Exquisite and dramatic, the very dark purple-brown, serrated foliage and pale pinkish white plumes command attention in the landscape. A magnificent accent for moist areas, such as around pools and water features. More sun tolerant than other species of astilbe, but does best in a shaded to dappled shade setting. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil evenly moist.
Blooms Mid to late summer
Mature Size Moderately fast growing; reaches up to 40 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas, Black Walnut Tolerant
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Accent
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care Thrives 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.

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