Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun' (_thunbergii_ hybrid)
False Goat's Beard. A hardy perennial with the darkest coloured foliage of any Astilbe. The rich, chocolate tones set off the feathery pink flowers that rise above the lacy foliage through summer. Great as cut flowers or can be left on the plant to provide winter interest. A great plant for patio containers.
Plant into any good garden soil, will tolerate damp soils. This plant dies down in winter to regrow in spring. Trim off any old foliage in spring.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
July - September