Romence Gardens

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Common Name: False spirea, Chinese Astilbe
Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Garden Height: 20-28 Inches
Garden Spread: 12-24 Inches
Size Category: Mid: 16 to 36 Inches
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

Astilbe chinensis 'Black Pearls'


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • 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.