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″

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

Their leaves and delicate blooms are quite similar in appearance to standard Astilbes but on a smaller scale.

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 their larger cousins.

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