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Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Pink' (Chinese Astilbe)

Chinese Astilbe 'Little Vision in Pink', False Spirea 'Little Vision in Pink', False Goat's Beard 'Little Vision in Pink'


Admired for its long-lasting, graceful flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of glossy foliage, Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Pink' (Chinese Astilbe) is a compact perennial with thick pyramidal, slightly fragrant flower panicles. Each plume consists of hundreds of densely packed tiny flowers, each opening in succession, providing a long season of bloom in midsummer. The deeply incised, coarsely textured, dark green foliage remains attractive all season long (under satisfactory growing conditions). Relatively trouble-free, this Astilbe requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant, attracts butterflies, but is deer and rabbit resistant. The perfect perennial for a shady border with dappled light.

  • Grows up to 14-16 in. tall and wide (35-40 cm).
  • Part shade to full shade lover, this Astilbe thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well drained soils. Mulch should be added to reduce water evaporation and maintain moisture. Moderately drought tolerant once established.
  • May be planted in full sun in areas with cool summers with adequate moisture. In hot summer areas, shade is important.
  • Provides a lovely floral display, whether planted in perennial borders, woodlands, by streams and ponds or in containers. Plant in groups for better visual effect. Excellent ground cover or edging plant for shady areas.
  • Plumes make excellent fresh cuts and are great for drying in natural bouquets
  • No deadheading is required unless you do not like the look of the faded flower stalks. If allowed to remain, the dried seedheads will provide additional interest later in the season. Should be divided about every 4 years to assure the maximum number of blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Astilbes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Astilbes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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