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Astilbe is a very popular, rugged, versatile shade lover that thrives in moist conditions. They produce colorful, elongated flower plumes above divided fern-like green foliage in the summer and add bursts of impressive color to the garden landscape. Best yet, they are low maintenance, attract butterflies and are deer and rabbit resistant. They are quite diverse with hundreds of varieties to choose from. Each overachieves in providing splendid flower shows. Plant in groups or en mass to create a ground cover. Great for cutting when they are half opened.
About this Variety
Astilbe Chocolate Kiss adds drama and accent to the garden with its bright pink flower plumes appearing on dark purple-brown almost chocolate colored serrated foliage. Hence its name. A real statement in the garden.
- Beautiful flower plumes
- Dark chocolate-colored foliage
- Continuous blooms
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts butterflies
Grows 20-24" tall
Plant 18-24" apart, 1.5-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 4-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in organically rich, evenly moist, well draining soils.
Does not tolerate hot summer temperatures and is a good choice for moderate climates. Likes moist conditions.