Astilbe chi. 'Purple Candles' ('Purpurkerze')

False Spirea

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Astilbe chinensis ‘Purple Candles’

  • Deep purple red plumes are narrow and very upright
  • Bold form and one of the best tall, late astilbes
  • blooms in July
  • tolerates heady shade

Height: 36-48 in
Spread: 18-24 in

Zone: 4-8
Color: Reddish Purple

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Mass Planting
  • can be planted under Black Walnut Trees
  • Summer Bloomer

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Shade/ Part Shade
  • Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well Drained

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