Chinese Astilbe, False Spirea, False Goat's Beard
Astilbe chinensis 'Finale'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astilbe (a-STIL-bee) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Finale

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Evanston, Illinois

Inwood, Iowa

Hawley, Minnesota

Glouster, Ohio

Oakland, Oregon

, Saskatchewan

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 2, 2010, PineBreeze from Hawley, MN wrote:

I grow this on the North side of the house in Minnesota. These plants are absolutely beautiful. They provide a nice pop of color among my hostas and shrubs.

Positive

On Dec 22, 2004, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I really enjoy this plant. It blooms for a long time and the colour is so rich. The leaves stay low to the ground and has spread to about 20"x15" in 3 years time.

Positive

On Sep 18, 2004, boojum from Shelburne Falls, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful pink astilbe blooms late (early-mid August) in Western Massachusetts. Makes a strong color statement although only 18".