Bright lavender-purple plumes are dense and fuzzy.
Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, Chinese astilbe are moderately drought tolerant.
bloom time: mid- to late summer
filtered sun, part shade, full shade
average water and consistent water; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun.
deer and rabbit resistant
photo credit: Walters Gardens