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Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'

Chinese Astilbe

A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles

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  • Dense, poker-like plumes emerge a rich violet-red, then lighten up as they age
  • Blooms in midsummer
  • Bold, dark green foliage with a coarse texture
  • Has a unique look; makes a strong color statement in the garden


36-40 in


18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

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.

Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze' Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Bees

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average