Full-sized flower power, dwarf-sized plant!
‘Little Visions in Purple’ Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Little Visions in Purple’) takes the great qualities of full-sized garden astilbes and brings them up a notch, while taking them down a size!
The foliage is a small, loose ball of lacy, fern-like leaves that are a striking bronze-green. They emerge from the ground each spring and their bronzy color means that they can take the sun better than other astilbes. In early summer, spikes of raspberry-purple flowers shoot up out of the center of the plant. The spikes have hundreds of tiny flowers that open up in succession, so you get colorful blooms over a long summer season because new flowers open as old flowers fade. The flowers make excellent cuts for bouquets, both fresh and dried.
Astilbe is one of the classic shade garden plants. It is stunning in big drifts in a dappled shade border or try it under big shade trees where other plants might struggle. It is a natural for woodland gardens and makes a perfect groundcover in the shade of a north-facing wall.
This is an herbaceous perennial that easily fills in small spaces. Its dwarf size makes it a can’t-miss addition to smaller urban gardens or in pots on a shady deck or balcony.
Big flower color in a little package! ‘Little Visions in Purple’ Astilbe should be in your shady garden today!
* Easy care
* Beautiful raspberry-purple flowers
* Perfect for shady borders and beds
* Good in containers
* Dwarf for smaller gardens, balconies and patios
* Herbaceous perennial comes back better every year
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Astilbe 'Little Vision in Purple'|
|Mature Height||1 - 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Soil Type||Evenly moist, well drained|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then weekly or as needed|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|