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Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red' (Chinese astilbe 'Vision in Red')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'

Other names

Chinese astilbe 'Vision in Red'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Vision in Red' _ 'Vision in Red' is a robust perennial with large, fern-like, deep green leaves that open bronze-red in spring and magenta-purple flowers borne on reddish stems in summer.


Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Bronze 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 'Vision in Red' (Chinese astilbe 'Vision in Red') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prefers shady, moist acidic sites but needs good drainage in winter. Can grow in full sun if watered well in dry periods. More drought resistant than other astilbes. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

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 'Vision in Red'

Other names

Chinese astilbe 'Vision in Red'

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Variety or Cultivar

'Vision in Red' _ 'Vision in Red' is a robust perennial with large, fern-like, deep green leaves that open bronze-red in spring and magenta-purple flowers borne on reddish stems in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Bronze 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 'Vision in Red' (Chinese astilbe 'Vision in Red') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prefers shady, moist acidic sites but needs good drainage in winter. Can grow in full sun if watered well in dry periods. More drought resistant than other astilbes. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

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 9, 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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