Common Name: Astilbe, Pumila
Scientific Name: A. chinensis 'Pumila'
Light Requirements: Light shade
Bloom Time: July-August
Description: A chinensis type with narrow, lilac flower plumes. Has a stoloniferous growth habit, serving as a groundcover. Grow in rich, moist soil. Flowers are feathery panicles of variable thickness. Most are held well above dark green, compound leaves. Astilbes prefer partial shade but can be grown in full sun if kept moist.