We guarantee you’ve never seen an Astilbe like this- much like the dark side of the Moon. ‘Darkside of the Moon’ features an attractive mounding form of luscious, rich brown leaves that initially start as yellow but transition with age. Complimentary dark stems hold up raspberry buds that pop with rosy purple flowers. This new hybrid is going to show off in color, shape, and height!
Astilbe's should be pruned in the early spring after the last frost. Pruning them in early summer is an option but the longer you wait the more flowers could be lost to the prune. You can prune off spent flowers to keep your plant looking tidy but too much pruning late in the season can spur new growth that is delicate and may be killed off by frosts in the fall and winter and cause undo stress to the plant as well as an unsightly plant.
Preforms best in full to partial sun with adequate moisture soil.