. No more details are given.
A first class ground cover plant, the lower-growing cultivar 'Pumila' is particularly recommended
There are no material uses listed for Astilbe chinensis.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Astilbe chinensis.
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Only just cover the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame until they are at least 20cm tall. Plant them out in the summer, or late in the following autumn.
Division in spring. This is best done every 3 - 4 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant
. Larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whist smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well.
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Prefers a rich garden soil, but succeeds in most soils so long as they stay reliably moist in the summer
. Requires a wet or moist peaty soil in sun or partial shade
, growing well under shrubs
. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 to 7
. Prefers partial shade
, especially if the soil is on the dry side
Plants are hardy to about -20°c.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits.
There are some named varieties, selected for their ornamental value
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Astilbe chinensis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Astilbe chinensis.
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Material uses & Functions
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