Scientific Name: Astilbe chinensis Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Chinese astilbeTexture:Medium
Family Name:SaxifragaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Prickly, Pubescent, Trifoliate (ternate), Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Red, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep- Oct- Aug
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Leaf is pinnately compound with 3-5 very serrated leaflets; flower panicle is pinkish-purple.