Maggie Daley Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley’)

Maggie Daley Astilbe

Astilbe Maggie Daley, Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley’, displays a profusion of showy spikes of lavender-purple panicles in mid to late summer. Maggie Daley is an excellent perennial for lightly shaded areas.

The fuzzy flowers are full and packed closely together. They resemble a bouquet as they sit on top of shiny, bronze-green foliage. Maggie Daley’ blooms later than other astilbes and grows best in rich soil that is consistently moist.

Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically.

‘Maggie Daley’ is a robust and somewhat drought resistant plant that is similar to Astilbe ‘Visions’. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. The plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun.

Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage.

Plant this dense, vigorous growing plant for additional color in the lightly shaded area of your garden.

  • Blooms Mid to Late Summer
  • Purple Fuzzy Full Blooms
  • Dense & Fast Growing

Maggie Daley Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley’) Details

Common name Maggie Daley Astilbe
Botanical name Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley'
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time Late June
Height 24 to 28 inches
Width 16 to 20 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Moisture Even moisture
Soil condition Widely adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Purple
Leaf color Bronze green