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Astilbe chinensis Lowlands Ruby Red

False Spirea

Early bloomer; one of the best new red 'chinensis' type introductions, cherry-red flowers appear in early summer above glossy deep green foliage.

  • »  Early bloomer, cherry-red flowers appear in early summer above glossy deep green foliage.
  • »  Feathery flowers are upright
  • »  Great for color in the shade
  • »  Great when combined with Hosta and Ligularia

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:50-60 cm
  • Spread:50-60 cm
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Humming-birds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Fall
Late Spring
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Astilbe chinensis 'Lowlands Ruby Red'

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.

Chinensis Astilbe: Plants are generally more heat and drought tolerant, lending themselves to areas where other Astilbe fair poorly. Foliage is quite 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.