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Visions Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'

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00362
Showy plumed flower spikes adorn this outstanding bloomer for cooler climate gardens, or where protected from hot afternoon sun. Its smaller stature is perfect for containers or in clusters at the front of beds, in shade to dappled sun. Raspberry pink flowers add valuable color accent to the landscape. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, 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 PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)

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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