Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'

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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