Astilbe chinensis 'Christian' /False Spiraea

Astilbe chinensis 'Christian'    / Astilbe chinensis 'Christian'
Fuzzy pink flowers
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Fuzzy pink flowers

Plants rarely exceed a foot in height

Light exposure affects the intensity of pink of flowers

In a ground bed in a woodland garden

A collection of flowering plants

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Scientific Name: Astilbe chinensis 'Christian'
Common Name: False Spiraea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Lower South. In places where conditions are favorable this can be a very successful garden perennial with prominent summer flowers. Bloomd late in thr season and a dwarf variety with violet flowers in August and September. Grow in sun or light shade in moist soil.