Astilbe chinensis (Astilbe)
Astilbe chinensis 'Black Pearls'
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Astilbe chinensis 'Black Pearls®'


Plant Type: Perennials

NEW FOR 2020
Recommended Substitute
NEW FOR 2020
Astilbe chinensis Satin Pearls®


Mid-late, large flower plumes are bubble gum pink and appear in summer, each small flower in the plume has a hot pink center for a two-toned appearance, finely cut foliage is very heat tolerant and will tolerate full sun to shade.
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Mid-late, fantastic new color! large flower plumes are purple with a hint of blue and the foliage is dark green, stems are sturdy and won't flop over.

  • Feathery flowers are upright
  • Great for color in the shade
  • Great when combined with Hosta and Ligularia
Item # Pack Size  
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20-28 in




Common Name: False Spirea

Astilbe produce large plumes in various sizes and shapes. Each plume consists of hundreds of tiny flowers, each opening in succession, providing a long season of bloom. Plumes make excellent fresh cuts or for drying in natural bouquets. Astilbe grow best in moist soils and semi-shade. Will tolerate more sun with adequate moisture. Excellent for the woodland garden. Plant in mass for a stunning display.

Plant: Plant eyes 1/2" below soil surface and spread fibrous roots throughout soil to facilitate quicker growth. Gently pack soil to reduce air pockets and soil settling.

Grow: Grow cool, 55 - 60F, for best growth. In early spring, and with adequate moisture, Astilbe can be grown in full sun. For late spring and early summer crops when light intensities are high and when temperatures exceed 65 - 70F, it is best to grow Astilbe under 30% shade.

Water: Water immediately and keep Astilbe moist at all times. As shoots and foliage appear, increase water frequency. If pots dry out, the foliage will crinkle and turn brown.

Arendsii Astilbe: This group comprises some of the oldest and original hybridized varieties, yet they remain some of the more popular in production. Generally taller varieties and early blooming, which make them well-suited for larger container production.

Chinensis Astilbe: This group is often the last Astilbe to bloom. Plants are generally more hear and drought tolerant, lending themselves to areas where other Astilbe fair poorly. Foliage is mostly coarsely textured and stems are thick and sturdy. Heights are varied from the shortest to the tallest but flower plumes are mostly narrow and upright.

Japonica: This group generally blooms early and plants are a bit more compact. Foliage is mostly glossy green with pyramidal-shaped flower plumes. Excellent for pot plant production.

Simplicifolia: Slower growing and more compact with glossy foliage. Generally bloom late season with delicate, open panicles. These types will often rebloom.

Characteristics & Attributes


Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Long Blooming
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Good Container Plant

Season of Interest (Flowering)