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
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Foliage Mound Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years when overcrowding occurs.
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Chinese Astilbe
  • False Spirea
  • False Goat's Beard
  • Astilbe
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Astilbe rubra
  • Synonym: Astilbe chinensis

Photo Gallery
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2018-08-06
- Soft lavender pink blossoms, late in the the season.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2018-08-06
- These short Astilbes are leaning out from under the European Wi
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  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jun 2, 2012 10:56 AM concerning plant:
    Foliage mound 4-6" tall with flower stems 12-18" tall.

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