Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'
Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'
Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'
Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'

Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'

"False goat's beard"

Astilbe 'Vision Volcano'

1 bare root — £2.98

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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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Description

This is one of the strongest and most vibrantly-coloured cultivars of any Astilbe and you do not see it for sale very often! Astilbe 'Vision Volcano' will add vibrancy to any garden—it is slightly smaller than many astilbes, making it perfect for patio containers, or at the front of a border. It’s a stunning hardy perennial, with intense, bright pink flower plumes in summer. It is absolutely at its best in cooler climates, or where its flowers are protected from hot afternoon sun.

Also known as false goat’s beard or false spirea, Astilbe chinensis 'Vision Volcano' is a reliable garden favourite. Astilbes seem to love the British climate, despite the fact that they originate from eastern Asia and north-eastern America! They even tolerate quite heavy clay soils. If growing in a container make sure you do not let it the soil or compost dry out—but given this, ‘Visions Volcano’ will give weeks and weeks of pleasure. Oh, and this Astilbe even makes an excellent flower for cutting, 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 Volcano'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • 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 Volcano' 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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