Astilbe ‘Purple Rain’

(Purple Rain Astilbe)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

Purple Rain’ is a mid-sized Astilbe selection that has fluffy plumes in shades of lavender to magenta, over a mound of elegant, lacy green leaves. A healthy, vigorous performer. Great in the border, also thrives in tubs or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest.

Description

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. 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

Purple Rain Astilbe

Botanical Name

Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Rain'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

1.5 to 2 ft.

Width

1.5 to 2 feet

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

early summer

Flower Color

magenta

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Astilbe ‘Purple Rain’”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest