Astilbe chinensis ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

(Dark Side of the Moon Astilbe)


$13.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is the only dark leafed Astilbe with purple flowers that’s on the market. Rich deep chocolate burgundy leaves form an incredibly attractive mound of foliage. Emerging leaves are yellow with a dark margin with a glossy sheen that become completely dark as they age. Dark stems hold raspberry buds that burst forth with rosy purple flowers.

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

Dark Side of the Moon Astilbe

Botanical Name

Astilbe chinensis 'Dark Side of the Moon'

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

20-22"

Width

24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average to moist

Blooming Period

Early to midsummer

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

purple

Deer Resistant

Yes

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