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Astilbe Dark Side of the Moon

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Astilbe Dark Side of the Moon

Introducing the only dark-leafed astilbe with purple flowers known on the market today! Dark Side of the Moon charms gardeners and homeowners with its boldly hued, feathery flowers and unique dark foliage. Leaves emerge yellow with an eye-catching dark margin, but age to a glossy, deep chocolate brown. Not to be outdone, the fluffy flower plumes show dazzling shades of rich purple in late summer. Outstanding in any shade garden or container, this late bloomer attracts plenty of attention. Shows some drought tolerance.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 20 - 22 inches
  • Bloom Time Late summer (August)
  • Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship AsNO.1

We ship this item in Spring

Botanical Name: Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon' PPAF CPBRAF

Availability: Backordered
SKU: #88543
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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon' PPAF CPBRAF
  • Size:

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Container Gardening, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers, Shade Garden, Deer Resistant, Attract Pollinator
  • Flower Color:

    Purple
  • Flower Form:

    Each plum consists hunders of tiny flowers
  • Foliage Type:

    Divided near-black shades foliage
  • Mature Spread:

    24 - 28 inches
  • Spacing:

    24 - 28 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Top of plant should be just below soil level and 24-28" apart
  • Soil Moisture:

    Well drained
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    Not needed
  • Winter Care:

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth:

    Top of plant should be just below soil level.
  • Watering Requirements:

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not over water.
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Once per year
  • Special Care:

    Before planting soak in water for 30 minutes

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Shipping Information

K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A-4B May 1, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5A April 10, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5B March 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6A March 13, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6B February 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7A February 23, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7B February 20, 2023 May 29, 2023
    8A February 16, 2023 May 8, 2023
    8B February 13, 2023 May 8, 2023
    9A-10B February 6, 2023 May 8, 2023

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Large orders may be shipped in more than one package. Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time. When your order is actually shipped you will be sent an updated shipping estimate. You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number provided on your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
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