Vision in Red Astilbe

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Outstanding Color Vision in Red Astilbe

  • Large, Dense, Purplish Red Plumes in Late Spring and Early Summer
  • Feathery Blooms Remain Showy for Weeks
  • Lacy, Bronze-Green Foliage
  • Easy Care Perennial for Partial Shade
  • Use as a Cut Flower, or in Dried Arrangements
  • Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Deer and Rabbit Resistant
  • Easy Care
  • Cold Hardy
  • Widely Adaptable

Looking for a showy standout in your shaded landscape? Gain bold color and season-long texture with Vision in Red Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'). Starting in late spring, a tall, multi-branched stem lined with many tiny, deep-red buds rises high above the dark green, fine-textured foliage clump.

You'll watch in amazement as the many red flowers open into a glorious, red-purple plume. These magnificent, feathery plumes will be the star of your garden design for weeks!

Vision in Red offers a striking color contrast to the typical cool green tones. Rely on their ornamental impact to decorate your shaded border.

Snip the plumes for indoor cut flower arrangements. You can bundle them and hang upside down to dry for long-lasting dried arrangements, too.

Beyond the elegant flower plumes, Astilbe is widely admired for its attractive foliage. This variety features a lovely bronze overcast.

The deep, dark lacy foliage adds a ferny texture to garden beds long after the blooms have faded. Vision in Red Astilbe truly makes a substantial contribution to those shady parts of your landscape.

Rely on these long-lived, ornamental perennials as a staple in your shade garden. They will attract plenty of beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to sip at the nectar-rich blooms.

You might hear these plants called "False Spirea". Luckily, deer and rabbits don't prefer the taste. It's generally pest-free and disease-resistant.

Enjoy the brilliant color and welcome texture of Vision in Red Astilbe. They'll put on a wonderful display for you. Add them to your landscape this season!

How to Use Vision in Red Astilbe in the Landscape

With so many Astilbe to choose from, you might be tempted to start a colorful collection! Vision in Red variety starts the flowering display early in the season. Add later-blooming colors like Delft Pink to overlap and extend the flower show.

Go big with this bold perennial. Planted a massed drift running along the length of your shady border.

You'll create a very natural look if you avoid straight lines or even spacing. Let your planting "flow" in sinuous curves.

Vary the spacing from 15 - 24 inches apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Move from a single plant on either end of the drift, to using 2, 3 or even 4 plants deep at the widest point.

Underplant your flowering deciduous trees with Vision in Red Astilbe. Include spring-blooming bulbs in that garden bed, as well. The luxuriant new growth will hide the yellowing foliage of the spent Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths.

If you want an early seasonal display, try these as a "Thriller" in large exterior containers. The frilly, fluffy flowers tower above the rest of the plants. As the blooms fade, change them out and plant in your landscape.

Perk up the look of mature evergreen trees by creating a narrow raised bed on the east or west side. Plant a staggered double row of Vision in Red Astilbe all along the bed 18 inches apart.

You'll adore the big boost of color of this easy garden feature!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Astilbe performs best in well-drained soils that stay a bit moist and have a high percentage of organic matter. Imagine a humusy forest floor as a perfect example of where these plants will thrive.

Don't let them dry out. They are durable and can handle dappled sunlight, partial shade to full shade as long as they receive enough moisture.

Use a 3-inch layer of mulch over their root systems to keep them nice and cool. Plan to provide supplemental water on a regular basis.

When planting, include a handful or two of compost, peat moss or leaf mold. They'll appreciate Nature Hills Root Booster beneficial soil additive, which supports the transfer of water and nutrients for the whole life of your plant.

Fertilize with a phosphorus-rich, slow-release formula for flowering plants in very early spring. Apply according to the directions.

Leave the old foliage standing over winter as protection from winter damage. These cold-hardy plants should do just fine, but why take a chance? Wait until spring to cut back the old foliage.

Create your own shaded paradise, complete with a hammock and outdoor table for your pitcher of iced tea. While away a lazy afternoon in your space, and feel your cares slip from your shoulders.

Shady doesn't need to translate into a uniform display of green, either. Add a splash of gorgeous color with Vision in Red Astilbe. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Vision in Red Astilbe Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bronze-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No