Common Name: Chinese Astilbe
Deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes
Blooms in midsummer
Flowers are held on red stems above the bronze-green foliage
A robust grower
A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant.