Astilbe chinensis var. pumila
(dwarf Chinese astilbe)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

A. chinensis ‘Visions in Pink,’ ‘Visions in Red’

Height: Groundcover, 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  15 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Comments & Cautions:
excellent groundcover; best astilbe for drought tolerance, but performs poorly if allowed to dry out


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

low rounded mound; spreads slowly by stolons

Foliage

compound leaves, fine-textured; deep green with russet tones on margins and undersides

Flowers

conical, fluffy pink panicles in July-August; ornamental through fall if seed heads are allowed to remain

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