Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze

 
Purple Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze, Astilbe chinensis, Chinese Astilbe

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This beautiful giant Astilbe 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)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-42" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 3-5 eyes
SKU 4ASTILBE3
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.

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
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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.

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American MeadowsAstilbe chinensis Purpurkerze
 
3.6

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2.0

Disappointing first year

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from Mill Creek, WA

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      Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze:

      I planted my 3 new plants in a location with other Astilbes, and although the new plants looked healthy all season, they did not produce blossoms. Very disappointing, but holding out hope they burst forth next summer.

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      1.0

      Never Bloomed this year.

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      from Suburb outside Chicago

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        • Did not bloom at all
        • Slow Growth

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          Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze:

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

           
          5.0

          low maintenance, shade lovers

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          from Henrico, VA

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          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth

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            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Large Areas
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze:

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

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            5.0

            A show stopper in my garden.

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            from Buffalo, N.Y.

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            • Attractive

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              Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze:

              Each year it looks better and better.

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              5.0

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              from Marietta, GA

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              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

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                Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze:

                my astilbe looks really great for year 2

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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