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'Visions' Chinese Astilbe Astilbe chinensis

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 15"
Height
14 - 16"
Spread
12 - 15"
  • Details

    Features

    Raspberry pink plumes are sweetly fragrant with a dense, pyramidal shape. Blooms in midsummer.

     

     

     

      Attracts: 
      Bees
      Resists: 
      Deer
      Rabbits

      Characteristics

      Plant Type: 
      Perennial
      Height Category: 
      Medium
      Garden Height: 
      14 - 16 Inches
      Spacing: 
      12 - 15 Inches
      Spread: 
      12 - 15 Inches
      Flower Colors: 
      Pink
      Flower Shade: 
      Pink Shades
      Foliage Colors: 
      Green
      Foliage Shade: 
      Green
      Habit: 
      Upright
      Container Role: 
      Thriller

      Plant Needs

      Light Requirement: 
      Sun or Shade
      Maintenance Category: 
      Easy
      Bloom Time: 
      Mid Summer
      Hardiness Zones: 
      4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
      Water Category: 
      Consistent
      Uses: 
      Border Plant
      Uses: 
      Container
      Uses: 
      Cut Flower
      Uses: 
      Dried Flower
      Uses: 
      Mass Planting
      Maintenance Notes: 

      Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

      'Visions' Astilbe chinensis
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