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Astilbe chinensis var. pumila (dwarf Chinese astilbe)

Astilbe chinensis var. pumila (dwarf Chinese astilbe)

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Astilbe chinesis 'Pumila'
Astilbe pumila
Astilbe chinensis minima

Astilbe chinensis var. pumila, also known as dwarf Chinese astilbe, is a delightful perennial plant. Here are some key details about it:

  • Appearance: It forms a compact, clump-forming mound with dark green, deeply cut leaves that may be tinged with red. The foliage is attractive even when the plant is not in bloom.
  • Flowers: In late summer, it produces dense, fluffy spikes of rosy-mauve flowers. These feathery flower heads add a touch of elegance to the garden.
  • Height: It typically reaches a height of about 25 cm (10 inches).
  • Bloom Time: Dwarf Chinese astilbe blooms later in the season, usually from late summer into early fall.
  • Growing Conditions:
    • Soil: Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Avoid planting it in soils that dry out.
    • Light: Grows well in partial shade.
    • Hardiness: Rated as H7 (hardy in most UK gardens).
  • Maintenance:
    • Pruning: Cut back the plant after flowering.
    • Diseases: May be susceptible to powdery mildews.
  • Late Autumn Interest: The old brown flower-heads remain attractive, providing interest even after the flowering season.

This charming astilbe is perfect for cottage gardens, rock gardens, and containers. If you’re looking to add a touch of color and texture to your garden, consider planting Astilbe chinensis var. pumila! 🌸🍃

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