Astilbe chinensis taquetii 'Superba' Tall Flowering Shade Plant, bloomspikes up to 4-5 feet Hardy Perennial Very Unique False Goat's Beard

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Botanical Name: Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba'

Common Name: Chinese Astilbe, False Goat's Beard

Bloomtime: June to July

Flower: Deep Lilac

Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet

Foliage: Deep green

Plant size: 2.5" pot

Requirements: Part shade to full shade. Easily grown in average soil with medium moisture.

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Heavy Shade, Black Walnut

Life-cycle: Perennial

Multiply: Yes

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Culture:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Chinese astilbes are generally noted, however, for having better sun and drought tolerance than other species of astilbe. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Noteworthy Characteristics:

Astilbe chinensis, commonly called Chinese astilbe, is clump-forming perennials which feature graceful, fern-like mounds of mostly basal, 2-3 ternately compound leaves, usually with sharply-toothed leaflets, and tiny flowers densely packed into erect to arching, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on slender, upright stems. Chinese astilbes are slowly spreading, rhizomatous plants which bloom later than the Arendsii hybrids and generally feature hairy, biserrate, elliptic-oval, 3-ternate leaflets.

Var. taquetii has very hairy stems and denser flowers than the Arendsii hybrids. May also be sold as A. taquetii.

Genus name comes from the Greek words a meaning without and stilbe meaning brightness in reference to the dull leaves of some species.

Specific epithet means of China.

'Superba' is a bold, very tall plant which features a dark green foliage mound to 24” tall and large, dense panicles of rose-purple flowers on hairy stems rising 4-5’ tall. Blooms in early to mid-summer.

Garden Uses:

This imposing astilbe is an excellent accent plant. Mass or group in shade gardens, woodland gardens and shaded areas of border fronts or cottage gardens. Also effective on pond or stream banks.


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Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).

Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).


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    Can't wait to see how this looks next year. I put it on a corner to hide a J pipe in front of the house
    2 days ago by Kathy

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