Astilbe chinesis – False Spiraea


Astilbe chineis –

blooms in late spring

comes in 1 or 2 gallon container

Astilbe chinensis – This vigorous clump forming perennial derives from China, Korea, and Eastern Siberia and grows to 24” tall and in breadth. It produces 3 ternate, toothed softly haired, dark green leaves. In late summer it bears dense panicles of tiny star shaped pinkish white flowers.

Grow in moist fertile, humus rich soil or boggy sites in full sun, or in drier soils in lightly shaded areas and don’t allow it to dry out. They dislike alkaline or clay soil that dries out. Divide in spring or winter when dormant every 3 or 4 years to maintain vigor and flower quality and remove and discard old woody rhizomes.

zones 5-9