We have been very impressed with this late 1990's introduction from the Netherlands. A. chinensis 'Visions' boasts the same tough durability and heat tolerance found in other A. chinensis selections but with much improved spikes of raspberry-pink flowers atop the 14" stems in July. This tough astilbe will tolerate conditions in the warmer parts of the country much better than many of the more commonly grown hybrids. A grouping of A. 'Visions' in the woodland garden is the perfect backdrop for a specimen hosta.