Europa Japanese Astilbe
Astilbe japonica 'Europa'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-STIL-bee juh-PON-ih-kuh yoo-ROH-pee-ah|
|Lore||In China these plants are commonly known as Ch'Ang Chan.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 24 in. tall and wide|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9