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Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’
Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’
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Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’

Chinese Spirea

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.086.950

Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This new introduction is tall reaching up to 1.2m (4 ft). Features showy, upright, velvety, red flower spikes over boldly divided dark green and chocolate brown to reddish foliage. Robust grower. 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.

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Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   100-125 cm
   39-49 inches
   0-0 cm
   0-0 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate