Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe rubra 'Darwin's Surprise') in the Astilbes Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Chinese Astilbe
Give a thumbs up Astilbe

Botanical names:
Astilbe rubra Accepted
Astilbe chinensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

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