Astilbe 'Black Pearls'

A New Color for Astilbe | Cold Hardy to Zone 3
Special Price $5.95 Regular Price $15.95
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Features to Note


3 - 8

Mature Height

2.3 Feet

Mature Width

20 IN

Light Requirements


Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


A late-flowering variety, Astilbe 'Black Pearls' is a hardy perennial offering mid to late summer interest. A new color for astilbe, the plant produces feathery bright purple plumes with just a hint of blue. Borne on sturdy stems—that won't flop—the flowers make excellent cuts for fresh and dried arrangements. End-of-season seed heads add ornamental interest in late-season gardens.

Typical of Astilbe chinensis, commonly called Chinese astilbe, false spirea, or goat's beard, 'Black Pearls' is a dense, leafy, clump-forming plant. It has an upright habit of exceptionally dark green foliage and slowly spreads by rhizomes. The plant works well in containers, mixed beds, and borders, especially in shade gardens.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Astilbe 'Black Pearls' prefers dappled sun to full shade and organically rich, humusy, moist, well-drained, soil. The plant should not be allowed to dry out; however, this Chinese astilbe variety is noted for having better sun and drought tolerance than most x arendsii hybrids. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Genus: Astilbe
Species: chinensis
Variety: 'Black Pearls'
Item Form: Bareroot
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Mid Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No


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