Fern Athyrium niponicum Fern Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

Fern Thelypteris decursive pinnata Fern Thelypteris decursive pinnata

Japanese Beech Wood Fern

Fern Polystichum polyblepharum Fern Polystichum polyblepharum

Tassel Fern

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Peach Blossom'

False Spirea

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Rheinland'

False Spirea

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Cheddar Pinks

Gaura Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink'


Verbena canadensis Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Creeping Vervain

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'

False Spirea

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Brautschleier' ('Bridal Veil')'

False Spirea

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Deutschland'

False Spirea

Gaura lindheimeri Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'


Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'


Coreopsis verticillata Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Fern Matteuccia pennsylvanica Fern Matteuccia pennsylvanica

Ostrich Fern

Achillea X Achillea X 'Moonshine'

Moonshine Yarrow

Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'

Miss Huff Lantana

Gaura lindheimeri Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'


Verbena hybrida Verbena hybrida 'Enduro White Blush'


Verbena hybrida Verbena hybrida 'Endurascape Hot Pink'


Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Confetti'

Hardy Lantana

Lantana camara Lantana camara 'Dallas Red'

Hardy Lantana

Verbena hybrida Verbena hybrida 'Endurascape Red'


Asclepias curassavica Asclepias curassavica

Blood Flower

Astilbe chinensis Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles'

Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe arendsii Astilbe arendsii 'Red Light'

False Spirea

Asclepias curassavica Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Mix'

Butterfly Weed

Astilbe x arendsii Astilbe x arendsii 'Sister Theresa'

False Spirea

Phlox paniculata Phlox paniculata 'Amethyst Pearl'

Hybrid Phlox

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Astilbe chinensis 'Purple Candles'

Chinese Astilbe

This Chinese Astilbe has a plume-like flower with dark purple-red coloring and dark coarse foliage.


24-48 in

Bloom Time:


Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Red

Astilbe (a-stil-bee')

Family: Saxifragaceae · Common Name: False Spirea

Striking feathery flower plumes complement attractive foliage. Outstanding in shaded gardens, thriving in moist woodland soil or at water's edge, even in sunny locations with plenty of moisture. Good cut flower.

Characteristics & Attributes
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Growth Rate in the Garden
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Bloom Color
Easy to Grow
Drought Tolerant
Rock Garden
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
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