Astilbe is a beautiful perennial with showy flowers and fern-like foliage. Astilbe flowers are known for their tall, fluffy plumes that tower over frilly, fern-like foliage in the shade garden and are likely the focal point of your shady summer flower bed. Astilbes are a good choice for a shady place. They're an excellent way to add colour and texture to an area where most flowers would struggle.
Flower clusters range in size from 6 inches to 2 feet in diameter and in height from 6 inches to 5 feet, depending on the variety. Other shade-tolerant plants with contrasting foliage and coordinating blooms make excellent companions for these attractive flowers.