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  • Denise Delane

    Shade Garden - Astilbe Deutschland' bears pure white flowers; 'Fanal' offers dark red plums and bronzy foliage; 'Sprite' is an award-winning selection with shell-pink blooms. can reach up to 4 feet tall, depending on variety.

  • Angie Johll

    Astilbe Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. This tough perennial blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white. In addition to the attractive flowers, these shade plants have finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed with bronze. Astilbe 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; 'Fanal' offers dark red plums and bronzy foliage; 'Sprite' is an award-winning selection with shell-pink blooms. Plant it with: 'Britt-Marie Crawford' ligularia, which features dramatic purple foliage and golden-orange flowers. It also prefers wet soil.

  • Kathy Humphreys

    Astilbe 4 feet shade perennial (great Perennial list for SHADE gardens)

  • Christie Westbrook Heckler

    Shade flowering plant: Astilbe

  • Aneta A.

    astilbe is a thriving & beautiful flowering plant for your shade garden. while this pink is pretty, my favorite is white as it really lights up a dark shady spot & contrasts beautifully with the dark green foliage of a shade garden

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Astilbe : this perennial is a great shade plant with dense foliage + feathery, summer blooms for a shade garden. aka False Spirea, False Goat's Beard. Astilbe is native to Asia and North America. Blooms in June-July. Colors include pink, red, white, purple and peach. Plants grow 18" to as much as 5 feet. There is a dwarf variety that grows about 6". Pairs well with hydrangeas, hostas, & ferns.

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