Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’

(Mighty Chocolate Cherry Astilbe)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Shadowed spaces are the perfect spot for this award-winning perennial! Brilliant red flower spikes appear in midsummer with uncommonly pretty, red-brown foliage that changes to vibrant green after blooming is done. The dark foliage and velvety red flower plumes look amazing when paired with lighter, brighter blooms. Easy to grow and maintain.

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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).

Additional information

Common Name

Mighty Chocolate Cherry Astilbe

Botanical Name

Astilbe chinensis 'Mighty Chocolate Cherry'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

36-48"

Width

24 to 36"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Early to midsummer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

burgundy red/purplish green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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