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Astilbe chinensis

Astilbe chinensis
Synonym(s) Astilbe taquetii
Common name dwarf chinese astilbe
Family saxifragaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 10"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

By the time the hybrid astilbes have just about faded away, these Chinese gals start thinking about blooming. Fluffy pink flowers over attractive clumps of low-growing foliage - real nice for front of border.

dwarf chinese astilbe
Consider leaving the flower stalks up through winter. The rusty-red plumes still look nice in February.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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