Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' offers a unique combination of beauty and durability. Their raspberry-pink plumes bloom in mid-summer, providing a cool color contrast in containers or when planted en masse in the front of the perennial border. The bronze-green, sharply toothed leaves of these dwarf plants are fern-like, gracefully spreading over the ground. Visions 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 astilbe, 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.