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Europa Japanese Astilbe

Astilbe japonica 'Europa'

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00164
Spires of feathery plumes in soft baby pink are held well above the lush dark green glossy serrated leaves. Good cut flower. Mass to intensify color or use as edging. At home in the woodland garden or under shade trees that love moisture. Herbaceous.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee juh-PON-ih-kuh yoo-ROH-pee-ah
LoreIn China these plants are commonly known as Ch'Ang Chan.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 in. tall and wide
Bloom TimeLate Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil evenly moist.
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').

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

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