Astilbe Dark Side of the Moon

Astilbe  a-STIL-bee

Proven Winners Dark Side of the Moon:

An instant classic for the landscape! Dark Side of the Moon is the only dark leafed Astilbe with purple flowers that’s on the market. Rich deep chocolate burgundy leaves form an incredibly attractive mound of foliage. Emerging leaves are yellow with a dark margin with a glossy sheen that become completely dark as they age. Dark stems hold raspberry buds that burst forth with rosy purple flowers.

Part to Full Shade

Height: 20-22″/Spread: 24-28″

Spring – Summer

Size Available: 1 Gallon

Description

Astilbe  a-STIL-bee

Likely the focal point of your shady summer flower bed, astilbe flowers can be recognized by their tall, fluffy plumes that tower above frilly, fern-like foliage in the shade garden. These attractive flowers make great companions for other shade tolerant plants, such as hosta and hellebores, with contrasting foliage and coordinating blooms. Twenty five species of Astilbe exist, with hundreds of hybrids available. Some are borne on arching stems, while others are erect. Astilbe flowers range in color from whites to dark purples though most are pastel colors.  Astilbe plants grow in shade but flowers are more productive in an area where gentle morning or dappled sun can reach them for about an hour or two. While maintenance of the plant is minimal, care for astilbe includes regular, even watering throughout its active growth, especially if planted in areas with more sun.