Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White'

Vision in White Astilbe: Patent PP 18965

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Striking bright white plumes rise above a mound of glossy, deeply cut, almost fern-like foliage in early June and continue to shine in these dark landscape spots right through early July. While its compact, clump forming foliage adds great texture to the partially shaded garden both before and after the flowers, it's really those fat triangle of pure white that will really grab your attention. 


More About Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White'

  • thick, bushy blooms
  • great growers

Vision in White’ is a robust growing selection which produces loads of large, creamy white, triangular plumes in midsummer. Though the foliage is full and robust like others in the Visions series, it is not as coarsely textured.  Rather, the green leaves are smooth and glossy.  Foliage and flower combine in an elegantly refined display in the landscape.


Vision in White 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:

22-24 Inches

Spread:

18-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Fall Color

  • Wine Red
  • Red
  • Bright Red
  • Bright yellow

Flower Color

  • White

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Clumping