Chinese astilbe profile

Written by Maggie

Jan 12 2021

Chinese astilbe profile

Chinese astilbe flower, sciengific name Astilbe chinensis, as a simple and elegant ornamental plant, most varieties are very tall, generally short suitable for potting. Chinese astilbe flower language is I wish limpid love you. Most of the time they are used as wedding bouquets. It has the happy, the love sweet beautiful implication.

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Chinese astilbe

Morphological characteristics of Chinese astilbe


Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is a perennial herb, 50-100 cm tall. Rhizome is dark brown, stout, fibrous roots majority. The stem is glabrous.


The basal leaves of the Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) are two to three pinnatifid compound leaves. Terminal leaflets are rhombicular elliptic, lateral leaflets ovate to elliptic, 1.8-8 cm long, 1.1-4 cm wide, apex short acuminate to acute, margin double serrate, base cuneate, shallowly corpid to rounded, ventral side along veins bristle, abaxial side along veins sparsely bristle and glandular hairs; Leaves are axis brown pilose only in leaf axils; chinese astilbe has 2-3 cauline leaves, smaller.


Panicles are 8 -- 37 cm long, 3 -- 4 (-12) cm wide; Lower first branch 4 -- 11.5 cm, usually oblique to inflorescence axis 15 -- 30 degrees; Inflorescence rachis is densely brown curled villous; Bracts are ovate, almost pedicel absent; Flowers are dense; Chinese astilbe has 5 sepals, ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, ca. 0.7 mm wide, glabrous on both surfaces, margin glandular hairs above middle; It has 5 petals, lavender to purplish red, linear, 4.5 -- 5 x 0.5 -- 1 mm, single veined; 10 stamens are 2-2.5 mm long; 2 carpels are basally connate only, ca. 1.6 mm.

Capsule ca. is 3 mm; Seeds are brown, ca. 1.5 mm long. 

The Fruit period is from June to September.

Chinese astilbe habit

The Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) was born at an altitude of 400-3600m of the hillside under the forest damp ground or the edge of the forest road in the grass. The Chinese astilbe is born in valleys, streams and forests at an altitude of 400-2000m. Chinese astilbe was born in the valley stream side, under the broad-leaved forest, grass. It likes half shade and grows well in a humid environment. It is hardy, hardy and adaptable to soil. It likes sandy loam with slight acid and good neutral drainage. It is also resistant to light alkali. 

Chinese astilbe distribution range

Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is produced in Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, eastern and southern Gansu, eastern Qinghai, Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan and other provinces. It was born in valleys, streams, under forests, forest margins and meadows at an altitude of 390-3600 meters. So did the Soviet Union, Korea and Japan.

Chinese astilbe propagation methods

Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) propagates mainly by sowing propagation, and can also divide the root propagation. Usually in the spring sowing, roots in the spring before germination. When the temperature is too high in summer, it is necessary to strengthen ventilation and drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Separate plant, before spring bud or after summer flower, dig out the rhizome, divide up with bud plant, and plant directly. Apply plant division once every 4-5 years. Sowing, pot sowing in spring, germination temperature 14-16℃, germination 25-30 days after sowing.

Chinese astilbe

Chinese astilbe flower growing method

Chinese astilbe flowers (Astilbe chinensis) are very rare, so people do not know how to plant Chinese astilbe flowers. You can use seed planting and choose seeds with full and healthy particles to sow, or you can buy healthy seedlings to plant and check whether the roots are intact, so as to better root. Before planting, to prepare the soil, as far as possible to choose fertile loose soil cultivation.

When growing Chinese astilbe flowers (Astilbe chinensis), because it belongs to delicate flower materials, elected with bouquet of plants for cultivation, the flower head first wrapped, and then cut off the roots with flower knives, and then put the plant roots into 85 degrees of hot water soak for two minutes, play the role of sterilization, while preventing liquid outflow.And then normal curing.

Chinese astilbe flowers do not have strict requirements for illumination, ordinary illumination is enough to avoid direct exposure to high temperature. When cured, only need to be placed in a half shade environment can be very good growth. Ventilated shaded, living temperature at room temperature, daily morning watering operation. The soil can be moist.

Chinese astilbe main value

Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is usually used for the newly-married couple to express their best wishes to the new couple. Giving Chinese astilbe to the newly married couple indicates a long time, conjugal love and long life together. In life, it is often used to make the bouquet in the bride's hand, which is very romantic.

Chinese astilbe