Astilbe 'Sheila Haxton' (chinensis)
A Conservation Scheme Plant
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').
Blooms of Bressingham
Brief description of plant
Clump-forming herbaceous perennial.
Height x Spread
30cm x 30cm
Loose panicles of pink flowers.
Dense, fern-like, dark green leaves with red tints at edges.
July - Aug
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Full or part-shade
Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather.
Slow growing but very hardy.
Division of established clumps.