Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'Item #0352 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Outstanding perennial color with late summer plumes of rich rose-purple flowers for two months or more on a smaller compact form. Wonderful cut flower. A beautiful focal point for shaded to dappled shade woodland gardens. Plant in mass for dramatic effect. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 10 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide; up to 24 in. tall in bloom.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 10 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide; up to 24 in. tall in bloom.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early Summer to MidsummerFlower color:PurpleCompanion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Sedge (Carex)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.