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Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red' PP11,965, CPBR1334

Clumps of fern-like foliage with upright, plume-like flower stalks.

Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This midsized selection features dusky purple-red plumes, over a compact mound of elegant, lacy bronzy-green leaves. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions. USPP#11965, CPBR#1334: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer

Mature Height:

12-16 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 55-60° F until new growth appears. Moisture is key for optimal growth so keep evenly moist, never allow to dry. Once actively growing temperature can be increased to initiate flowering, and begin feeding at 75-125 ppm N with each watering. Provide 50% shade to avoid leaf scorch. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 28
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil so that the eyes rest at or just below the soil surface after watering in. Roots may be trimmed if necessary to fit into pot. Apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. Follow a watering schedule for first growing season to establish your plant. Can divide clumps every 3-5 years in early spring if desired.

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and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.