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Astilbe Chinensis ‘Vision in Red’ Zones 3-8
‘Vision in Red’ is a later blooming variety of astilbe. Deep red buds open to pinkish red flowers. Flowers are held on red stems above bronze green foliage. Moderately drought and sun tolerant
Chinensis astilbe (A. chinensis) is native over a wide swath from eastern Russia, through Korea and Japan to the mountains of southwestern China. Of the astilbes, it is probably the best adapted to average garden conditions. Breeding efforts by Dutch nurseryman Win van Veen in the 1990s have resulted in the introduction of ‘Vision in Red’ and ‘Vision in Pink’, two outstanding clones.
Sun Exposure: part sun to part shade. More sun and drought tolerant than other varieties.
Soil type: rich in organic matter
Soil PH: acidic or neutral
Soil Moisture: Moist, does not tolerate drying out
Care level: Easy (keep them looking good with annual shovel fulls of nutrient rich compost)
Flower color: pinkish red
Bloom time: mid to late summer
Foliage Color: bronze green
Uses and Characteristics: Borders, Containers , Massed, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Shade gardens
Flower head size: large
Height: 30-40 cm (12-16”)
Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18”)
Growth Rate: Medium.
Propagation: By division. In spring. The plants benefit from division every 3-5 years.
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