Chocolate Shogun Astilbe

Astilbe thunbergii 'Chocolate Shogun' PP #26,430

SKU
43680
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.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches up to 40 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Accent
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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