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Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles
Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-105 cm
   35-41 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.