Astilbe - Chinensis Glitter and Glamour

    Astilbe - Chinensis Glitter and Glamour


    Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour is a stunning herbaceous perennial that is sure to add sparkle to any garden. This cultivar is a member of the Astilbe genus, which belongs to the Saxifragaceae family. It is a hybrid between Astilbe chinensis and Astilbe simplicifolia.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Pink
    • Flowering period: Late summer to early fall
    • Foliage: Deep green, glossy, and serrated
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour is a great addition to shade gardens, woodland gardens, and mixed borders. It is a perfect choice for bringing color and texture to dark corners and adding interest to shady areas.

    Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow. It is drought tolerant and resistant to most pests and diseases. The glossy foliage provides year-round interest, and the colorful flowers attract butterflies and bees.

    Companion Plants:

    • Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola': This grass has bright yellow striped foliage that adds a pop of color to the shade garden and pairs well with the pink blooms of Glitter and Glamour.
    • Hosta 'June': With blue-green leaves and striking yellow margins, this hosta provides contrast and interest to the shade garden, making it an excellent companion for Glitter and Glamour.
    • Tiarella 'Spring Symphony': This shade-loving plant has delicate white flowers and attractive foliage that complements the delicate pink flowers and glossy leaves of Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour.

    Care Instructions:
    Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour requires regular watering, especially during dry spells. It thrives in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Mulching around the base of the plant helps to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. The plant prefers partial shade to full shade and benefits from a light application of fertilizer in early spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Astilbe chinensis Glitter and Glamour is a beautiful addition to any garden, providing a splash of pink color and glossy foliage. Its hardy nature and low maintenance requirements make it a great choice for gardeners of all levels. Add Hakonechloa macra as a companion plant to create a stunning display that will turn heads.