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Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
Astilbe Chocolate Shogun

Astilbe Chocolate Shogun
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"False Goat's Beard"

SIZE 2/3 EYES

Great for shade

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£6.95

We doubt you will have seen many astilbes like this one! Introduced to gardeners a few years ago, but still hard to find, Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun' has dark, lacy leaves (probably the darkest of any astilbe), in a distinctive chocolate/bronze colour, that keeps until winter. This makes it a valuable foliage plant but, as a very welcome bonus, in summer the leaves form a perfect backdrop to pale pink feathery flower plumes. These flower spikes move gracefully in even the slightest of breezes. This pink-and-brown combination is both well-suited, and luxuriant!

Although this Astilbe grows well in a position in part shade—typical for the genus—Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun' is more sun- and drought-tolerant than most. It makes a fine border plant, and looks particularly good when growing next to plants with contrasting colours, such as golden-leaved Milium or Hakonechloa. It also looks good planted with Hostas and hardy ferns.

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Colour:

Pale pink flowers
Chocolate-brown leaves

Height:

50-60 cm / 20-24"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Any moist but well-drained soil

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your astilbe bare roots straight outside during spring
  • Soak the roots in water for 30 minutes prior to planting
  • Grow in borders or containers in shade or partial shade
  • Spread the roots out and plant 10-15cm deep
  • Space the plants about 20-25cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated until established

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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