Astilbe Chinese Astilbe Chinensis is a popular, upright growing perennial for shade. Chinese Astilbe can be established from seeds, and the mature plant features very showy, large, pink plumes over an elegant, dark-green foliage reaching 18 - 24 inches in height. The blooming Astilbe Chinese blooms all summer long creating a dramatic effect in a garden and attracting butterflies and bees.
Astilbe Chinese Astilbe Chinensis is one of the best perennials for woodland gardens, watersides, borders and can be used in mass planting or as a ground cover. This Astilbe can tolerate dry soil, but it prefers moist well-drained soil and enjoys shade to partial shade environment. Chinese Astilbe is an outstanding cut flower that can be used in dried floral arrangements.
Height: 18-24 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Shade/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.8
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 28-35 Days