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Astilbe chinensis 'Frankentroll' (Chinese astilbe 'Frankentroll')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astilbe chinensis 'Frankentroll'

Other names

Chinese astilbe 'Frankentroll'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Frankentroll' _ 'Frankentroll' is an upright, clump-forming perennial with deeply divided, toothed, softly hairy, dark green leaves and, in late summer, upright panicles of pink to purple-pink flowers.


Astilbe chinensis 'Frankentroll' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright

Flower

Pink, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astilbe chinensis 'Frankentroll' (Chinese astilbe 'Frankentroll') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Rock, Woodland

Cultivation

Prefers moist or boggy sites. Grows in direct sun with constant moisture. Grows in drier soils if watered regularly. Divide in late winter/early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigour. Pot divisions under glass and plant out in late spring.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full 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 chinensis 'Frankentroll'

Other names

Chinese astilbe 'Frankentroll'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Frankentroll' _ 'Frankentroll' is an upright, clump-forming perennial with deeply divided, toothed, softly hairy, dark green leaves and, in late summer, upright panicles of pink to purple-pink flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astilbe chinensis 'Frankentroll' (Chinese astilbe 'Frankentroll') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Rock, Woodland

Cultivation

Prefers moist or boggy sites. Grows in direct sun with constant moisture. Grows in drier soils if watered regularly. Divide in late winter/early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigour. Pot divisions under glass and plant out in late spring.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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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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