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Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze

This beautiful giant grows up to 42 inches tall with spectacular, candelabra-like flowers in rich purple. Plant it where the soil stays somewhat moist year-round. (Astilbe chinensis)

Item Size

Bag of 3 - Root Size: 3-5 eyes
Bag of 3

Price: $21.95

Sale: $10.98

$3.66 Per Root
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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 36-42" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4ASTILBE3
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 Purple
Estimated Mature Height 36-42" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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 Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Purpurkerze, at up to 42 inches tall, is one of the Chinese Astilbe group, which includes some of the tallest (and shortest) selections. Same easy culture as its smaller relatives.

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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4.0

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        1.0

        Never Bloomed this year.

        By Olive

        from Suburb outside Chicago

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

          Cons

          • Did not bloom at all
          • Slow Growth

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze - Root:

            I didn't have luck with these this year- no blooms.

             
            5.0

            low maintenance, shade lovers

            By Fluffy

            from Henrico, VA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze - Root:

              This plants are SHADE LOVERS, and require very low maintenance. I highly recommend for those who just getting started with gardening projects.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A show stopper in my garden.

              By Sandie

              from Buffalo, N.Y.

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze - Root:

                Each year it looks better and better.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Astilbe Review

                By Carol in Marietta

                from Marietta, GA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze - Root:

                  my astilbe looks really great for year 2

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                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest 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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                  Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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