General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
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: Mauve
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Foliage Mound Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
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.
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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

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  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jun 2, 2012 11:05 AM concerning plant:
    Foliage mound to 6" tall with flower stems 9-12" tall.
Plant Events from our members
christine2 On May 31, 2014 Transplanted
Moved some to E House; Dug out 2018
christine2 On May 1, 2008 Obtained plant
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