Astilbe chinensis 'Milk and Honey'

Common Name: Chinese Astilbe

  • Creamy white plumes turn light pink as they age

  • Blooms in mid to late summer

  • Bushy foliage appears slightly marbled with green and silver when it's young, then turns solid green as it matures

  • Strong grower; blooms prolifically

A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant.