Europa Japanese Astilbe
Astilbe japonica 'Europa'
Full shade, Partial shade
Keep soil evenly moist.
We no longer grow this plant
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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/Firewise, 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||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Companion Plants||Group 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