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Astilbe chinensis Visions

This variety is in the Visions series, which are more drought tolerant than other Astilbes. If your garden dries out in mid-summer, try this deep magenta-pink beauty. (Astilbe chinensis)
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Price: $15.95

Sale: $10.37

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 8ASTILBEG
Common Name Chinese Astilbe
Botanical Name Astilbe chinensis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
The new Visions series of the Chinese Astilbes (A. chinensis)are more drought tolerant than the others, so if your garden area dries out in mid-summer, these may be the best choices.

About Astilbes: Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbes are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. In fact, American gardeners are in the midst of a passionate love affair with Astilbes. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities of moist, shaded American gardens. They are companions of ferns and our favorite annuals, impatiens--one of the few flowers that make big color in full or partial shade.

The vast majority of the scores of hybrids now available are the work of one man, master hybridizer Georg Arends (Yes, that's why you keep seeing arendsii tacked onto hybrid names.) Mr. Arends, working in Ronsdorf, Germany spent decades hybridizing Sedums, Phlox, Campanulas....and his first love, Astilbes. In 1933, Arends introduced 74 different Astilbe cultivars, and there have been hundreds since.

These plume-flowered plants have ultra-handsome fern-like foliage, (usually dark glossy green) and stiff stems that always hold the elegant plumes aloft without any staking. Flower arrangers find the flower plumes are just as handsome in a vase as in a garden.

From tiny dwarfs to big draping hybrids, Astilbes are all quite easy to grow, as long as their ground does not dry out for long. They must have plenty of moisture, so choose your locations carefully.

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American MeadowsAstilbe chinensis Visions - Root
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Large bulb size (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (3)

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    5.0

    Growing very well!

    By Jonny

    from East Taunton, MA

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    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Visions - Root:

      The bulbs I received last Fall were in very good shape and they have sprouted this Spring and, by the looks of it so far, I should have some very nice blooms.

       
      4.0

      Impressed!

      By Izz

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Visions - Root:

        I received large and healthy clumps of the root. But because I had to travel, I planted it temporarily in a shady spot in the garden. Two weeks later, beautiful leaves had sprung up and buds had begin to form. Although I have yet to see the colors of the blooms, I am impressed with the quality!

         
        5.0

        Waiting for the blossoms to open !

        By Maggie

        from Honeoye, N.Y.

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Pros

        • Beautiful viberant plants
        • Fast growing
        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Cut Flowers
          • Great in semi-shade
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Visions - Root:

          I love my astilbes, they are so beautiful. I have them in a semi-shade corner behind my bird bath and they are viberant plants and then they bloom and look incredable !!

           
          5.0

          dependable

          By snowbird

          from SE Alaska

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Visions - Root:

              Grew well and flowered well! A kid weed eated right to the ground just as the flowers were coming on strong. It just grew right back up!

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              Shipping

              Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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              As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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              • Garden Gloves

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