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Astilbe chinensis 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Dark Side of the Moon Astilbe: Patent PP35,461

  • »  Dark flowers, with even darker leaves!
  • »  Excellent planted in groups
  • »  Attracts hummingbirds
  • »  Showy height and shape

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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!

Summer Bloomer
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Flower Color
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Astilbe chinensis 'Dark Side of the Moon'

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.

Great Companions for Dark Side of the Moon Astilbe