February 1, 2023
Astible chinensis pimula

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ or Astilbe pumila is a herbaceous perennial. It is a Dwarf Astilbe. It is clump-forming. It blooms in late summer with mauve-pink flowers. Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ is from the Saxifragaceae family of plants. Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ is native to Tibet. It has dark green, deeply cut leaves. The flowers grow on spikes. They are rosy-mauve.

Astible chinensis pimula
Astilbe chinensis Pumila with beautiful mauve pink flowers in late summer

How to grow Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’:

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ can grow up to 30cm tall 12in. Grow Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist and boggy soil. You should not let the soil dry out. It can be trimmed down in winter for new growth next year. Generally, it is pest-free. Watch out for powdery mildew.

Astible chinensis pimula
Astilbe chinensis Pumila a dwarf variety
Astilbe chinensis Pumila
Astilbe chinensis pimula at Kew Gardens

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