astilbe chinensis 'vision in pink' (false spirea)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • long-lasting, pale pink flowers fade to green rather than brown when finished, and remain attractive throughout the fall
  • lacy foliage is compact, dense, and dark green with a hint of blue
  • chinese astilbe are generally more sun tolerant and require less water
  • bloom time: july to august
  • zone 3
  • height 40-50cm
  • spread 40-60cm 
  • colour pale pink
  • grows best in light to moderate shade, with average to moist soils
  • astilbe may burn if planted in full sun
  • deep shade tolerant, but will not flower as prolifically
  • water plants during the summer especially if there is less than average rainfall
  • extended drought periods will lead to browning of the foliage and may result in foliage drop
  • after flowers finish, prune off spent blooms and lightly shape the foliage to encourage new growth
  • full sun, partial sun/shade, full shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant 
  • long blooming
  • low maintenance
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)