Astilbe chinensis Maggie Daley
Astilbe chinensis Maggie Daley

Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe 'Maggie Daley' features a profusion of narrow pink-lavender plumes that are dense and fuzzy. They are highlighted against glossy, dark green lacy foliage. This is a vigorous variety that blooms later, mid to late summer.  The spent flowers turn a rich caramel colour and can be left standing for winter interest.

  • Height: 71 cm (28 in)
  • Spread: 41 - 51 cm (16 - 20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to part shade
  • Bloom Time: mid to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pinky purple
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

To grow Astilbes well pay attention to their need for water. Do not let the soil dry out because the leaves will go crispy and drop off. Rich soil in partial shade is the best situation. In sun it will be hard to keep them moist enough and, in too much shade, they will not bloom well. Leave old foliage on until the spring to protect the crowns of the plants.