Astilbe chinensis Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles'

Chinese Astilbe

♦ Zones:  4 - 8     Height:  24 - 48"     Exposure:  Full Shade to Part Shade ♦

'Purple Candles’ is a tall upright cultivar that forms a foliage mound of dark green leaves.  Dark purplish red flowers in thick panicles bloom in early summer atop branching stems.  Flower color softens to lighter shades of purple with age.  Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens.  This astilbe has no serious insect or disease problems.  Mass or group in shade gardens, woodland gardens and shaded areas of border fronts or cottage gardens.   This plant is drought tolerant and can be used in shaded areas of rock gardens.  Excellent spreading ground cover or edging plant for shady areas.  Also effective on pond or stream banks.

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