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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Pumila Astilbe

 
 

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A fine choice for moist shady soil, particularly when used as a groundcover, Astilbe ‘Pumila’ will light up your garden in late summer with slender, feathery plumes of reddish pink. The finely dissected, fern-like foliage of this Chinese dwarf variety is low growing and spreads rapidly via rhizomes. (Astilbe chinensis var. pumila)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 9-12" tall, 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
SKU ASLJM03

Plant Information

9-12” tall x 9-12” wide. If you’re looking for an astilbe that can brighten a dull shady corner without taking up too much room, ‘Pumila’ may be exactly what you’re searching for. In late summer, frothy reddish-pink flowers are held above deep green/burgundy foliage and last for weeks. They’ll eventually dry in place and create fall and winter interest if not deadheaded. ‘Pumila’ spreads via rhizomes – great news for the gardener dividing plants and creating shady beds, but its low growth habit means that it can also create a low-maintenance groundcover for shady areas that might otherwise struggle for color late in the season. Astilbes prefer soil on the moist, acidic side and do well near the banks of streams or ponds or at the edge of a woodland garden. They also make good cut flowers for indoor vases, and pair well with Japanese anemones and variegated hosta.
SKU ASLJM03
Common Name Pumila Chinese Astilbe
Botanical Name Astilbe chinensis Pumila
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Flower Size 4-8" Flowers
Mature Height 9-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-12" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Dark green fern-like leaves.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Groundcover
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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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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