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Astilbe chinensis

Chinese astilbe

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourLavender, pink white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Astilbe chinensis (Chinese astilbe). This species will bloom in late summer; it will produce pink flowering spikes which have a neat compact dwarf habit. It will produce dark green toothed flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

China, Siberia, Korea

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, cutting bed, banks

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need rich moist soil and some will need partial shade. Leave undisturbed if possible, and give an annual spring mulch of well rotted compost.

Propagation

You should propagate the species by seeds in the summer or by division of the fleshy crowns in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot.

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