astilbe chinensis 'vision in red' (false spirea)

Size: 1 gallon
  • deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on sturdy, red stems
  • compact mound of fern-like, bronze-dark green foliage
  • chinese astilbe are generally more sun tolerant and require less water
  • bloom time: june to july
  • zone 3
  • height 30-40cm
  • spread 30-50cm
  • colour red
  • 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
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • long blooming
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)