Common Name: Chinese Astilbe Astilbe C. Vision In Red

Height: 15.0 Inches

Spread: 15.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color: Red shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs

Soil Quality: Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime: Midsummer

Attracts Wings: Bee Friendly

Critter Resistant: Deer ResistantRabbit Resistant

Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate: Medium

Garden Style: Patio ContainerEclecticRain GardenRock GardenWoodland Shade

Other Features: Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass Planting

Origin: Not Native to North America


  • Deep red buds open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes
  • Blooms in midsummer
  • Flowers are held on red stems above the bronze-green foliage
  • A robust grower

A member of Astilbe chinensis(Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant. Shorter varieties such as 'Pumila' make excellent groundcovers.