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Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Purple' - Chinese Astilbe

Perennials

Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Purple'

Chinese Astilbe

Astilbes are a popular choice for shade and woodland gardens. They are clump-forming perennials which feature graceful, fern-like mounds of dark green leaves. Tiny flowers of raspberry-purple are densely packed into erect, arching, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on thick, sturdy stems. 


‘Little Vision in Purple’ is a dwarf cultivar of 'Visions' which features numerous blooms in late spring to midsummer. It is a tough and adaptable selection that’s more tolerant of full sun and drought than others. Astilbes perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. 

Additional:

Chinese astilbes are generally noted for having better sun and drought tolerance than other species of astilbe.

Chinese Astilbe Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture.

 

Height:

14-16 in

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Spread:

14-16 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Purple'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
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