• This Chinese astilbe variety is noted for having better sun and drought tolerance than most x arendsii hybrids.
  • Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired.
  • On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads.
  • Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Chinese Astilbe (Visions)

    • Height: 1 to 1.5 feet
    • Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet

    • Bloom Time: July to August

    • Bloom Description: Pink

    • Sun: Part shade to full shade

    • Water: Medium

    • Maintenance: Low

    • Flower: Showy, Good Cut

    • Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Heavy Shade, Black Walnut

    • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.
    • Prefers moist, humusy, 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.