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Astilbe chinensis var. pumila

Dwarf Chinese Astilbe

Plant Type: Perennial
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

Lilac-pink fluffy flower plumes June through August on graceful, fernlike foliage mounds . Dwarf variety spreads to form an excellent ground cover. Needs consistent moisture for best performance.


Height

9-12"

Spread

12-24"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

The perfect choice for beds and borders. Superb for landscape containers.

Astilbe chinensis var. pumila Plant Care:

Prefers moist, organically rich soil. Foliage will brown if soil is too dry.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

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Dwarf Chinese Astilbe Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Dwarf Chinese Astilbe Additional Information

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