Lacy chartreuse foliage and rosy panicles of blooms arranged in a spiral pattern.

Amber Moon Astilbe

1-Quart
Item # 40766
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Amber Foliage and Fuzzy Pink Blooms

A Low-Maintenance Wonder for the Shade
Plant Patent Applied For.

Darrel Probst is the superstar of epimedium breeding, renowned for his ability to hunt down new varieties and breed an impeccable collection. Well, now he has applied his skills as a plant hunter and nurseryman to try and improve the Genus Astilbe. 'Amber Moon' is the glorious result!

This Chinese Astilbe hybrid is enchanting all season long! The lacy foliage comes on in spring chartreuse with a tinge of red. The leaves are bright notes against the darker greens of most garden plants. In midsummer the flowers arrive--rosy pink panicles borne on long, upright red stems. Even once the blooms are done in the fall, this golden Astilbe is still inviting, forming an attractive bush of chartreuse foliage 22 to 28 inches wide and 34 to 38 inches tall.

Astilbe likes part shade, rich soil, and frequent watering (especially when blooming). 'Amber Moon' is no exception: the light-colored leaves require some protection from the sun, and the gorgeous blooms require fertilizer and water to reach their full glorious potential. However, once established, 'Amber Moon' is more robust than other Chinese Astilbe, tolerating drought and heat much better. It is an excellent choice for borders that receive any exposure from dappled sunlight to nearly full shade. Long-lived and low maintenance, it is a perennial to be treasured in the shade! Zones 4-9.

Genus
Astilbe
Species
chinensis
Variety
'Amber Moon'
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
4 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit
Mound-shaped
Plant Height
22 in - 2 ft 4 in
Plant Width
22 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics
Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color
Dark Pink, Light Rose
Foliage Color
Chartreuse, Gold, Light Green, Medium Green, Red
Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements
Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance
Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Outdoor
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii