How to grow Astilbe chinensis

Astilbe chinensis grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Astilbe also known as Chinese astilbe or False goat’s beard, Astilbe chinensis perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental fragrant cut flower plant, can grow in temperate or cold mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9, possible to grow it in full shade in hardiness zone 9-10.

Leaves color green elliptic with serrated margin some leaves grow in groups 3 to 7 leaves.

Astilbe chinensis flower

Flower fragrant color can be: red, white, pink or purple, the leaves small growing in inflorescence, in cones shape.

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How to grow Astilbe chinensis growing and care:

Cold climate, well drained but moist, soil, when put mulch it’s better to keep the soil moist also dead leaves can do the job, rich soil, organic matter, humus, and add 3 times a year fertilizer

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy and if prefer specific color it can ensure the flower color

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to heat

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-9, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10-11

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead flower and for design

Size of the plant:
40-80 cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, when grow indoor need light and air ventilation

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 30-50%, need to switch the soil once in a few years by new soil, better to do in the winter, wash the soil from the roots and cut the root and prune the plant, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day.

Flowering information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers color can be: red, white, pink or purple, the leaves small growing in inflorescence, in cones shape.

How to grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, half shade to full shade

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry location and in refrigerator, before sowing need burring

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer in hot day will do problem of the germination

Planting spacing:
30*40cm, 12*16 inches

Depth of Sowing:
1cm, (0.5inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, humidity

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t over water and don’t let it dry

Germination time:
2-6 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, rich soil, mulch, if in the summer full shade

Do the seeds require burying?

Chilling hour’s requirements:
1-2 month

Scientific name:

Astilbe chinensis

Alternative names: False goat’s beard, Tall false-buck’s-beard, Chinese Astilbe

How to grow Astilbe chinensis

Astilbe chinensis

Astilbe chinensis flower

Astilbe chinensis blooming information

Astilbe chinensis blooming

Astilbe chinensis plant care

Growing Astilbe chinensis plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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