Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe rubra 'Vision in Red') in the Astilbes Database

Trade name information:
Series: Vision
Cultivar name: 'Vision in Red'
Common names:
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Botanical names:
Astilbe rubra Accepted
Astilbe chinensis Synonym

Also sold as:
Visions in Red

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: 20 to 28 inches (50-70cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Dark purplish-red
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 12 to 14 inches (30-35cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
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
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: CPBR1334, PP11,965 (2001)
Parentage: Purpurkerze x Pumila

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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2012-0620
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2012-06-29
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2007-0706
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2011-07-13
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-06-25
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2014-0409
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2010-0630
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2010-0630Taken in late afternoon.
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Comments:
Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jun 2, 2012 11:08 AM

Cross of Dwarf Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe rubra 'Pumila') X Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe rubra 'Purpurkerze')

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2013 11:03 AM

Let the fronds stand until ratty looking, then cut them to the ground.

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