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Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'
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
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
- Mass Plant
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Shade Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Soil Moisture Needs