Astilbe - Visions in Red
Red Plumes Over Bronze Foliage
The Astilbe Chinensis Visions in Red PP#119, 'Chinensis Visions', produces large rusty maroon red flowers that are tinted with a faint rosy tone that is ever-changing as the flower plume matures throughout the summer.
The ‘Visions in Red’ plumes offer a striking contrast against the lacy, bronze-green foliage. These mid summer blooming beauties are ideal for borders, containers, and gardens on the edge of woodlands.
Astilbe is admired for its attractive foliage and elegant flower plumes. The summer lacy bronze green foliage adds a ferny texture to garden beds long after the blooms have faded. For maximum color and impact, mass ‘Red Visions’ astilbe in groups in partly to fullly shaded gardens.
Astilbe needs well drained, but moist and highly organic soil; humusy forest gardens are a perfect example of where these plants will thrive. This Astilbe will tolerant full sun in cooler climates and attracts butterflies and humingbirds, but is disease, deer, and rabbit resistant.
Drifts of this ‘Visions in Red’ Astilbe are stunning as the deep red buds open into purplish-red plumes. Pair with other mid summer blooming shade plants like Japanese Orchids, summer blooming Astilbes, or annuals.
*Large, Dense, Red Plumes in Mid Summer
*Lacy Bronze Green Foliage
*Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies, but is Deer and Rabbit Resistant
|Family||Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in Red' (PP#11965)|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 inches|
|Moisture||Average, Moist, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade - Partial Sun|
|Bulb Type||Tuber, Rhizome|
|Bulb Spacing||16 inches|
|Flowering Period||May to July|