Astilbe ‘Amber Moon’

(Amber Moon Astilbe)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Amber Moon is useful for brightening up the shade garden as well as providing beautiful long-stemmed flowers for fresh and dried bouquets.

The foliage emerges bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a tinge of red pigment in the newest leaves.  It provides a bright spot of color and lacy texture to the shade garden in spring and then greens up a bit by late summer.

Very tall, strong, blush red stems carry rose pink flower panicles in midsummer.

‘Amber Moon’ displays good heat tolerance and a robust habit like Chinese Astilbe, though we cannot say for sure that it is pure A. chinensis.  It is best grown in partial to full shade because of its light colored foliage.

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Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Chinese astilbes are generally noted, however, for having better sun and drought tolerance than other species of astilbe. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Additional information

Common Name

Amber Moon Astilbe

Botanical Name

Astilbe 'Amber Moon'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


3 ft.


2 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

Late spring through early summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color

Lime green

Deer Resistant


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