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

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Common Name: Astilbe

FEATURES

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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Common Name: Astilbe

FEATURES

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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Foliage Interest
Attracts: 
Bees
Resists: 
Deer
Rabbits

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type: 
 Perennial
 
Height Category: 
 Medium
 
Garden Height: 
 20 - 22 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 24 - 28 Inches
 
Spread: 
 24 - 28 Inches
 
Flower Colors: 
 Purple
 
Flower Shade: 
 Rosy purple
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Black
 
Foliage Shade: 
 Black
 
Habit: 
 Upright
 
Container Role: 
 Filler

PLANT NEEDS

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: 
 Easy
Bloom Time: 
 Mid Summer
 
 Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
 4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b
Water Category: 
 Consistent
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 
 Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: 
 Acidic Soil
 
 Neutral Soil
Uses: 
 Border Plant
 
 Container
 
 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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