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Common Name: Chinese astilbe      Latin Name: Astilbe chinensis      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Astilbe chinensis

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Category: Perennial
Genus: Astilbe
species: chinensis
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Foliage: A compact, horizontally-branching, stoloniferous perennial which slowly spreads to form an attractive ground cover with basal tufts of deep-green, 2-3 ternately compound leaves and deep green, toothed, elliptic-oval leaflets.
Flowers: Plume-like, pointed panicles of tiny white, red or pink flowers, 0.5 to 2 feet tall; blooms later than the hybrid Astilbes – July into August. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom, but may improve plant appearance.
Culture: Light shade and moist soil. Needs frequent watering in the summer to keep the root systems cool. This species has better sun and drought tolerance than most other astilbe species and hybrids.
Uses: Shade border, rock garden, pond edging, cut flowers. Also an excellent ground cover for shady areas.
Propagation: Division
‘Pumila’ is 12 to 15 inches tall and has mauve-pink flowers.
‘Darwin’s Surprise’ is a dwarf to 1 foot
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 32
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Astilbe chinensis plant
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Astilbe chinensis plant, from distance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Astilbe chinensis flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Astilbe chinensis flower and leaves
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Astilbe chinensis
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Winnipeg [Latitude: 49.874170720000000 Longitude: -97.235350750000000] Specimen: 7474
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Location: Winnipeg

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