Mýrastigi

Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'

Chinese Astilbe

Saxifragaceae

Height

flower stalks up to 80 cm high

Flower colour

lavender - magenta

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

fertile, well drained, moist, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

garden variety

The genus Astilbe belongs to the Saxifragaceae  family. Most species are native to E-Asia. They need fairly moist soil and a sunny, sheltered position. Many cultivars flower too late for Icelandic conditions and it's therefore important to choose early flowering cultivars.

Propagation:


Division in spring.

Flowering is pretty reliable, except in the coolest of summers. Spreads slowly with rhizomes.

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