Astilbe Pumila, Astilbe
Astilbe pumila, Missouri Botanical Garden display

Astilbe Pumila, Astilbe

A tough as nails little beauty that stands up to bad soil and low water conditions. Soft, lilac plumbs appear over ferny foliage in late summer and early fall. An excellent ground cover that tolerates drier conditions. Fantastic under trees and in woodland gardens. Although drought resistant, keeping well watered will produce the most flowers.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Astilbe Pumila

Common Name

Astilbe

Bloom Color

Lilac

Bloom Time

Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12″

Width

12-16″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Cut Flower, Edging, Ground Cover, Mass Plantings, Rain Gardens, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Poor, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

4-9

Plant Type

Perennial