Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

Chocolate Shogun Astilbe hybrid

Astilbe x arendsii 'Chocolate Shogun', Astilbe thunbergii 'Chocolate Shogun'

Herbaceous Perennial

The dramatically dark foliage and pale pinkish white plumes on this herbaceous perennial command attention in the landscape. A wonderful accent for moist areas. It's said to be a bit more sun tolerant than other species of astilbe. But will do best if it's protected from the direct, hot sun—morning sun, bright or dappled shade, and evenly moist, rich soil will make it very happy.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 36 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Hummingbirds, Flowers, Long Blooming, Attracts Butterflies

Foliage Color: Brown / Chocolate, Black, Purple / Violet

Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Wet Soil Tolerant
Wildlife: Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plant Combos