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Astilbe chinensis - 'Pumila' (Astilbe)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Lilac Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Astilbe chinensis - Cultivation Notes

Astilbe's require a moist fertile garden soil, in partial shade / full sun, with dry conditions will cause foliage to scorch. Plant where plants will not be disturbed e.g.. around ponds / wild areas. Cut back in Autumn and mulch / divide if congested.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Astilbe chinensis:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Astilbe chinensis

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Astilbe chinensis:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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