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Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles'

Chinese Astilbe

The buds of the flower plumes are reddish burgundy and the blossoms are a rich lavender, the foliage bronze to green, all of which combine to provide a glowing, two-tone effect. Astilbe 'Purple Candles' is a little taller and later blooming than the species and even though Astilbes are generally touted for wet site application, this variety will tolerate drier soils.

Exposure:

Shade, Part Shade

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Height:

42 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Characteristics & Attributes for Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles'

Attributes
Low Maintenance
Dried Flower
Cut Flower
Blooms in Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Water's Edge or Bog
Specimen
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Growth Rate
Medium
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
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