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Astilbe ‘Sheila Haxton’ (chinensis)

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2002

Introduced by
not known

Reason for Inclusion
New introduction by Blooms of Bressingham. A selection made by Adrian Bloom of a more compact long-flowering plant, named for his wife, Rosemary (previously A. ‘Rosemary Bloom’).

Verification
Blooms of Bressingham

Brief description of plant
Clump-forming herbaceous perennial.

Height x Spread
30cm x 30cm

Flowers
Loose panicles of pink flowers.

Foliage
Dense, fern-like, dark green leaves with red tints at edges.

Flowering Time
July - Aug

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Full or part-shade

Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather.

Cultivation
Slow growing but very hardy.

Propagation
Division of established clumps.


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