The show perennial, Astilbe, has feathery spikes of red, pink or white from June thru July. Grows 18-30 inches tall. Plant this in moist, fertile soil and it will be low-maintenance-mulch helps! It will be tolerant of dense shade and works well as a cut flower. The dried seed heads have a uniquely ornamental interest long after the blooms expire. Divide and share every 3 or 4 years. Put yours in woodland gardens or use as either ground cover or edging in shady areas. If you are lucky enough to have a pond or stream place some near it.
Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.
Partial Sun, Shade
18"-30" inches tall
Red, Pink, White
Trim to the ground in late fall after several frosts. If astilbe gets dry, cut off brown leaves and old blooms, as roots are still alive.