The standout feature of 'Dark Side of the Moon' is its foliage. The leaves emerge as a striking dark burgundy color, creating a bold contrast against the greenery in your garden. As the plant matures, the foliage deepens in color, adding depth and intensity to its overall appearance. Even when not in bloom, the foliage alone makes a striking statement and adds interest to borders, woodland gardens, or shaded areas.
In mid to late summer, 'Dark Side of the Moon' astilbe produces tall, graceful flower spikes that rise above the foliage. The plumes consist of countless tiny pink flowers, creating a soft and romantic display. These flowers not only add beauty but also attract pollinators like butterflies and bees, making your garden come alive with activity.
One of the advantages of 'Dark Side of the Moon' is its adaptability to different growing conditions. It thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded gardens or under the canopy of trees. It prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate some dryness once established. This versatility makes it a valuable addition to a wide range of garden settings.
With a mature height of 18 to 24 inches and a spread of 12 to 18 inches, 'Dark Side of the Moon' is a compact and clump-forming astilbe variety. This makes it suitable for smaller gardens, container plantings, or for creating borders and edging. It also works well as a cut flower, adding a touch of elegance to floral arrangements.
Botanical Name: Astilbe chinensis 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Common Name: Astilbe Dark Side of the Moon
Foliage Color: Near-black shades
Flower Color: Purple
Growing Zones: 4-9
Light Requirement: Full Sun to Full Shade
Mature Size: 20-22" Tall x 24-28" Wide
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