Plant the 'Pumila' in partial shade. Keep the roots of the plant nice and moist!
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Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days
|Latin name:||Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - September|
|Growing Height:||20 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila will thrive in the garden. Dig a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with a mix of compost and peat. Plant the astilbe root ball at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below ground level. Fill the hole and heel well in. Water immediately and generously. Chinese astilbe will thrive in full sun, shade or part shade in humus rich, fairly swampy soil. This variety is therefore more able to tolerate sun than other astibles.
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila in pots
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila is most well-known for use in borders and bedding but those striking plumes also look really lovely in a planter. Choose a generously sized pot with holes in the base and plant your astilbes 20 cm apart. It is really important not to allow the pot soil to dry out so a potted Chinese astilbe will prefer to be stood in part shade.
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila is an easily grown perennial. Do ensure that the surrounding soil is kept moist. Drought will not be tolerated and the soil may even be on the swampy side, especially in a sunny spot. This plant will die back in the winter so cover it with a layer of leaf litter in plenty of time before the frosts. Cut back all dead leaf in the spring and you will soon see new shoots appear above ground.
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila is a profuse flowering plant that will bring colour even to the shadiest of spots. The plumes stay decorative well into the winter so only cut back in the spring. Try the plumes in a mixed bouquet too - really attractive.
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila has changed with the recent reclassification of name: Astilbe rubra. Astilbe is a member of the saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae).