We’re not going to knock any wedding bouquets here—hello, flowers!—but we understand the desire to have your wedding bouquet (and every last ceremonial detail) stand out from the crowd of traditional arrangements.
Astilbe. Shade perennial plant, blooms early summer. shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white. also finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed with bronze. grows best in Zones 4-8 and can reach up to 4 feet tall, depending on variety. Test Garden Tip: Astilbe needs consistently moist soil to thrive, so it's a good choice for areas that don't drain well. Top Picks: 'Deutschland' bears pure white flowers; 'Sprite' is an award-winning selection with shell-pink blooms.