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botanical name:
Astilbe chinensis
Astilbe chinensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.75m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Spreading clumps of pinnately divided leaves on thin stems. Erect spikes of lilac pink flowers in mid and late summer.
There are a number of cultivated forms.

cultivation:
Best in moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out. Tolerant of dryer conditions than most other Astilbes.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Damp borders and light woodland, bog gardens.

other notes:
From eastern Asia
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