Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

"False goat's beard"

Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

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Description

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.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

  • Flower colour

    White, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Bronze, black

  • Plant size

    2/3 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full shade
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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