Astilbe chinensis Heart and Soul
Astilbe chinensis Heart and Soul

Astilbe chinensis Heart and Soul

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Astilbe
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 20-24" Spacing: 12-18"
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'Heart and Soul' will quickly fill up a shade bed with its densely packed flower spikes and graceful foliage. Violet blooms appear on branched flower heads and lighten with a hint of pink as they mature. We selected this variety based on its unique flower color. PP 16,451

Astilbe is a rugged and beautiful genus of shade lovers that throw colorful spikes above divided foliage in summer, a time when color in the shade garden is hard to come by. Use them in groups in the woodland border, or mass them to create a ground cover. In evenly moist or wet soil, Astilbes are tough, pest-free, and handsome. The only thing they cannot endure is drought. The blooms are useful for cutting if they are picked when half open.

For more information on growing Astilbe, click on Growing Guide.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Hardy little bloomer

Midwest grower from St. Charles, MO

Upon arrival last year I could not tell up from down so I called for more specific planting instructions without much help. I just took a chance and planted my bare root sideways and it apparently righted itself and grew its first year and bloomed! True to color as indicated on website. Year two I see some growth popping up this early Spring here in the Midwest.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: uh-still'-bee   

Astilbe are one of the best flowers for light to moderate shade. In average garden soil, requires partial shade; tolerates full sun where moisture is ample. (Partial shade or shade and damp soil are required for best performance in the South and in warm inland area of the West.) Most varieties fare poorly in dry soil. Many gardeners find the spent plumes attractive and so leave them standing until they are beaten down by inclement weather.

Suggested use: A good choice for somewhat shaded areas in the back of the rock garden, herbaceous border, and in front of the shrub border; also include in the cutting garden.

Culture: Provide soil that is well drained and rather rich in organic matter; plants like filtered light and evenly damp—not wet—locations; 3–4 hours sun; planting depth 1″; space 12–18″; pH 6.5–7.0.

Problems: Few problems with insects and disease but blossoms may dry out prematurely in exceptionally hot weather.

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