Astilbe chinensis 'Black Pearls'
- Darkest foliage of the Astilbes
- Narrow & upright
- More tolerant of sun & drier soils than other species
To add a fresh, bright pop of color to the shade garden, try Astilbe 'Black Pearls'. This is a later blooming type with large purple flower plumes that sit above the feathery, dark green foliage.The thick stems are quite sturdy and will not flop over with the weight of the flowers. Pairs well with Hostas, Heucheras, and Ligularias.
Uses: Beds, Bogs, Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Ponds, Woodland Gardens
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Blooming
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in shade to partial sun. Amend soil with compost upon planting; apply mulch and provide supplemental water as needed. Tolerant of more sun with reliably moist soil. Fertilize regularly. Cut down in late autumn or spring.