Astilbe Mighty Chocolate Cherry

Astilbe chinensis ‘Chocolate Cherry’ PP27676

Cherry and chocolate are a tasty pair in the garden as well as in dessert! At nearly 4 feet tall, towering cherry-red plumes brighten up the shade garden atop chocolate-red stems that begins to flower in mid-summer, when other astilbe are beginning to wane. The deeply divided foliage is dark green with chocolate-brown and red overtones, bringing color and contrast when this lovely plant isn’t in bloom. Robust grower, forming impressive mounds in moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established, low maintenance, and deer resistant. Excellent for cut flowers, containers, foundations, and borders.

Height:  36-48″
Spread:  24-36″
Exposure:  Part to full shade
Bloom:  Midsummer
Zone:  3-8

Information and photo courtesy of Bailey Nursery