Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon' | Proven Winners®


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Common Name: Astilbe


Rich deep chocolate brown leaves. New leaves are yellow with a dark margin turning completely dark as they age. Raspberry buds open to rosy purple flowers.

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Plant Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
 20 - 22 Inches
 24 - 28 Inches
 24 - 28 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
 Rosy purple
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 


Light Requirement: 
 Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
Bloom Time: 
 Mid Summer
 Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
Water Category: 
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: 
 Acidic Soil
 Neutral Soil
 Border Plant
 Cut Flower
 Dried Flower
 Mass Planting
Maintenance Notes: 

Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there.


Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop.


Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant.

'Dark Side of the Moon' Astilbe hybrid USPP 35,461Can PBRAF

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