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Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A dwarf plant which spreads more quickly than most other Chinese astilbes. It features a foliage mound to 10" tall of dark green leaves and thick, stiff panicles of lilac-pink flowers on 9-12" tall stems in early to mid-summer. Lilac-pink flowers on fuzzy, stiff plumes. One of the last Astilbes to bloom. Mid-green leaves form a low carpet of foliage. A popular dwarf, groundcover type.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered,foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture.

Flower Color

lilac, pink

Foliage Color

green

Plant Spread

8-12 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

10 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Moderately moist


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Drought tolerant, Ground cover

Bloom Time

May - August

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part shade to full shade

Growth Rate

Slow

Seasonal Interests

Spring/Summer