Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles' ('Purpurkerze')

Common Name: Chinese Astilbe

  • Dense, poker-like plumes emerge a rich violet-red, then lighten up as they age

  • Blooms in midsummer

  • Bold, dark green foliage with a coarse texture

  • Has a unique look; makes a strong color statement in the garden

A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant.

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Grade #1 Bare Root