Dwarf Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)

Dwarf astilbe with pink flowers planted in a shade garden with ferns
Dwarf Astilbe with pink blooms

Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Part Shade To Shade
Bloom Time: Summer To Fall
Height: 12″ to 24″
Spread: 12″ to 24″

Astilbe’s fern-like leaves and delicate blooms add interest to any shady spot.

With their deer-resistant leaves and pretty pink or purple flowers, the dwarf varieties (Astilbe chinensis) are perfect ground covers for your shade garden.

Astilbe chinensis planted under a Japanese Maple with ferns and Bergenia
Astilbe under a Japanese Maple

They are also a little more drought-tolerant than the standard-sized Astilbes, in case water is an issue in your garden.

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