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Astilbe Japonica ‘Rhineland’ (Rheinland) Zones 3-8

 

‘Rheinland’ typically forms a dark green foliage mound (to 9-12” tall) with open panicles of clear pink flowers appearing on upright, reddish stems (to 24” tall). Very vigorous and floriferous.

 

Japonica are a species of astilbe characterized by early bloom time and glossy green leaves often tinged with red.

 

Sun Exposure:  part sun to part shade will tolerate full sun if in soil that stays evenly moist (not soggy), may not flower well in full shade.

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: clear  rose-pink

Bloom time: early to mid  summer

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics:  Borders,  Containers , Massed, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Shade and woodland gardens

Flower head size: large

Height:  55-60 cm (21-23”)

Spread:  45-60 cm (18-23”)

Growth Rate: Medium.

Propagation:  By division. In spring.  The plants benefit from division every 3-5 years.