Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'

Purple Candles Chinese Astilbe

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Purple Candles Chinese Astilbe is a tall upright herbaceous perennial with dark green foliage.  Thick panicles of dark reddish-purple flowers bloom above the leaves in mid summer and soften to a lighter purple as they age.  Flowers best in part shade and rich, moist soils.  Astilbe are deer and rabbit resistant.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 4'

Spread: 

1.5' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Water regularly, keep soils moist to prevent burning or foliage decline.  Powdery mildew and wilt may occur.  Watch for japanese beetles. 

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenFoundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: HeucheraLenten Rose, Azalea

 

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