Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Candle’

Astilbe chinensis ‘Purpurkerze’ (Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Candle’) is a late season blooming flower that thrives in areas with consistent moisture.

The distinctive flowerheads can persist into the winter, providing additional visual appeal once the blooming period has finished. A. chinensis ‘Purpurkerze’ is clump forming and slow spreading, primarily expanding rhizomatously.

Botanical Name Astilbe chinensis ‘Purpurkerze’ 
Common Name Chinese astilbe ‘Purple Candle’
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Part Sun to Full Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 2-4 ft tall, 1-2 ft wide
Flower Color Purple
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Native to the Mediterranean.
Location in Lurie Garden Southeast Dark Plate


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