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Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’

Chinese astilbe

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourReddish pink
  • Leaf ColourRed shades

Description

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ (Chinese astilbe). This plant is dwarf and has red-green leaves with broad, dense, conical panicles of red-pink flowers in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, cutting bed. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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