Astilbe chinensis 'Royal Sentinel' (Chinese False Spiraea, False Goat's Beard)

Family:  Saxifragaceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China
Soil:  Moist, humus rich
Light: Part shade to sun
Height: 6'
Attributes:  Deciduous, When grown with a bit more sun the foliage stays a bright lime green to yellow.  New foliage emerges with an orange tinge around the edges.  Tall spikes of frilly pink flowers and blue pollen.
Notes:  What a surprise!  Beautiful lime green foliage highlighted with orange topped off with sturdy and tall stems of pink flowers.  Astilbe chinensis 'Royal Sentinel' was selected out of our seedlings that originated from our collections in Guizhou province.  The parent plant was only a foot tall and not all that impressive but the progeny are anything but.  Elevation of 1600 m in an ancient Beech tree forest.

Pot Size:  Large Band Pot