Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

Dwarf Chinese Astilbe

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

The flowers stand just above a clump of finely-divided foliage. It blooms in mid to late summer and spreads to form a wide clump


More About Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

  • Distinctive fluffy flower plumes
  • Elegant addition to the shade border
  • Grows best in light shade to filtered sun
  • Must have consistently moist soil

Lilac plumes over deep green foliage from July to August. Great used as ground cover, or in foreground. Spreads well.


Dwarf Chinese Astilbe Growing and Maintenance Tips

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.

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Height:

9-12 Inches

Spread:

9-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Container
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Fall Color

  • Wine Red

Flower Color

  • Lavender
  • Lilac