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'Little Vision in Pink' Chinese Astilbe Astilbe chinensis

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 16"
Height
14" - 16"
Spread
14" - 16"
  • Details

    Features

    Standing about 16” in bloom with a dense block of fuzzy, pyramidal shaped, rose pink plumes above the textured, dark green foliage in midsummer. Perfectly sized for containers or the front of the border.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    14 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    14 - 16 Inches
    Spread: 
    14 - 16 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink Shades
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

    'Little Vision in Pink' Astilbe chinensis
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