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Astilbe 'Vision in Red'

22nd July 2012

21st July 2016

Raised by Wim van Veen in the Netherlands and selected from a cross made in 1993 between A. chinensis 'Pumila' and A. chinensis 'Purpurkerze'. He was trying to breed cultivars with purple flowers and this is the darkest of them. The flower spikes are very long lasting and the lower flowers have browned by the time the top of the spike opens. It might be seen as a fault, but it only occurs because the spikes have such a long life.