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Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles


Chinese Astilbe

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.087.140


(='Purpurkerze') Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This very tall, late-blooming selection features narrow magenta-purple plumes, looking almost like pokers. Foliage is lacy-green and elegant. Also thrives in tubs and mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed or left on the plant for winter interest. Fertilize in April and June. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Will tolerate full sun in cool summer regions.

Further details for
Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-105 cm
   35-41 inches
Spread
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles


Chinese Astilbe

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.087.140


(='Purpurkerze') Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This very tall, late-blooming selection features narrow magenta-purple plumes, looking almost like pokers. Foliage is lacy-green and elegant. Also thrives in tubs and mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed or left on the plant for winter interest. Fertilize in April and June. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Will tolerate full sun in cool summer regions.

Further details for
Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-105 cm
   35-41 inches
Spread
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.