Astilbe Mighty Chocolate Cherry
Astilbe Mighty Chocolate Cherry

False Spirea

Astilbe 'Mighty Chocolate Cherry' features spikes of hot pink flowers supported on deep burgundy to chocolate-red stems that complement the blooms. The flowers are dense and fluffy, offering a big pop of colour. The deeply cut dark green and reddish-chocolate brown foliage also contrasts with the red tones of the flowers and stems.

  • Height: 91-107cm (36-42 in)
  • Spread: 91-107 cm (36-42 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Bloom Time: mid summer
  • Leaf Colour: bronzy brown
  • Bloom Colour: hot pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • 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 plant.