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Purple Candles Astilbe Plant

7.99
  • - False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
  • - Height: 38-42 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Part-Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-August
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

The Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles' plant commands attention with its distinctive and vibrant display, marrying rich violet-red, poker-like plumes with bold, dark green foliage to create a striking presence in the garden. Emerging in midsummer, the dense plumes, born on narrow, branched panicles, gradually lighten as they age, weaving a tapestry of changing hues that continues to captivate throughout the season. With its unique look and dynamic color, it is not merely an addition but an eye-catching feature, creating moments of beauty in the landscape. Purple Candles is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.

Common Names: chinese astible, false spirea, false goat's beard

Astilbe Companion Plants: Ferns, Helleborus, Hosta

Astilbe Plant Care Instructions: Ensure your plants remain consistently hydrated, as allowing them to dry out can be detrimental. The faded flowers may be pruned to encourage further blooming, or left intact to add enduring visual interest to your garden. Come early winter, consider trimming back the foliage to a modest 2 inches above the ground to promote healthy, vibrant growth in the forthcoming spring season.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 2-6 hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 18-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Healing and Medicinal, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid
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