Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'
Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'
Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'
Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'
Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'

Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'

"False goat's beard"

Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'

1 bare root — £2.48

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Orders placed before 1 March 2024
You can expect your order in March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

For many years, Astilbe 'Vision in Pink' has been a popular and high-selling Astilbe. Pale pink plumes rise above a dense mound of large, blue-green leaves with a coarse texture. As with all Astilbes in the Visions series, this is a tough, hardy and robust plant. It is a member of chinensis (Chinese) species, which is a later-blooming species useful for extending the flowering season into late summer.

Astilbes are a great choice for shady gardens, where they perform particularly well if given a moist soil, and are watered regularly in warm weather. Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink', being slightly shorter than many, will thrive at the front of a border or even in a tub or mixed containerbut again, regular watering is the key.  Also known as false goat’s beards or false spireas, Astilbes are reliable garden favourites, and tend to love the British climate. They even tolerate quite heavy clay soils. ‘Vision in Pink’ even makes excellent cut flower, fresh or dried.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    2/3 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Soak your Astilbe 'Vision in Pink' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "False goat's beard" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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