Astilbe chinensis ‘Black Pearls’

(Black Pearls Astilbe)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Black Pearls’ features rich purple plumes in mid to late summer amid attractive foliage that is dark green.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, 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. 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).   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Black Pearls Astilbe

Botanical Name

Astilbe chinense 'Black Pearls'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

24"

Width

18-24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average to moist

Blooming Period

Early to midsummer

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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