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Astilbe chinensis var Taquetii var. Taquetii ‘Superba’
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Astilbe

False Spiraea

Where would gardening be without Astilbes? A showy group of herbaceous perennials, full and fluffy spires of spectacular feathery plumes rise above finely cut foliage of green and bronze. A natural for bold, vertical statements, its hardiness belies its delicate form. All prefer to lounge in cool, moisture-retentive soil, with partial to full shade (inland). One of the best perennials for woodland plantings, they’re also lovely cut flowers.

Astilbe chinensis var Taquetii var. Taquetii ‘Superba’ full sun  partial shade

This vigorous perennial is indeed superb with urbane jagged-edged foliage, narrow dense spikes of vibrant lavender pink blooms and a rugged stately constitution that handles more heat and drought than other Astilbes. Distinctive cut leaves emerge a mahogany red and later turn deep green beneath strong, straight-backed tall flowering stalks. One of the latest of the genus to open, the stunning blossoms precede rich chocolate brown dried seed heads, forging a statuesque presence in the winter garden.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Astilbe chinensis var Taquetii var. Taquetii ‘Superba’ (P-1748)
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