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Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea' (Astilbe 'Gloria Purpurea')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea'

Other names

Astilbe 'Gloria Purpurea'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Gloria Purpurea' _ 'Gloria Purpurea' forms divided, dark purple leaves and plumes of rose red flowers.


Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Flower

Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea' (Astilbe 'Gloria Purpurea') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Plant astilbes with hostas and border phlox, which both like the same damp, shady conditions.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea'

Other names

Astilbe 'Gloria Purpurea'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Gloria Purpurea' _ 'Gloria Purpurea' forms divided, dark purple leaves and plumes of rose red flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astilbe arendsii 'Gloria Purpurea' (Astilbe 'Gloria Purpurea') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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COMPANION PLANTS

Plant astilbes with hostas and border phlox, which both like the same damp, shady conditions.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.


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