Botanical name: Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’
Common name: “Dwarf Chinese Astilbe”
Size: 1-2′ x 1.5-2′
Light: Full sun/pt shade
Mauve-pink flower spikes appear in early summer from low, dense, fern-like foliage. Excellent planted in the front of the border. This is considered by many to be the most drought tolerant Astilbe, however; ample moisture must be provided to this as well as other Astilbes to ensure proper performance.