Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is a perennial plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis).
This plant is commonly known as Chinese astilbe.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Chinese astilbe
Scientific name: Astilbe chinensis
Plant type: Perennials
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Perennial plants are one of the largest groups of plants.
They offer color, shape, fragrance and seasonal textures. The variety is such that there are plants to suit all sizes and styles of garden.
Traditionally, perennials are grown in borders, using a wall or hedge as a backdrop to bring out all their splendor during summer.
But since most gardens are not large enough for long borders dedicated exclusively to perennials, they are usually planted in mixed borders and beds, along with shrubs, annuals, biennials, and bulbs that extend the season of interest.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Astilbe chinensis likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.