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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
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.

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.

From seed or by division.

Damp borders and light woodland, bog gardens.

other notes:
From eastern Asia
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