Astilbe is a low maintenance tall and feathery flowering plant that will add color and texture to your shade garden. This shade perennial plant has eye appealing flowers that bloom June through July and in the fall the plumes will add interest to your yard and garden. If you enjoy ornamental grasses then plant the astilbe close to your outdoor living space so you can enjoy viewing this interesting plant.
Photographs of astilbe gardens.
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Planting and Growing Astilbe
What colors will work well with your garden them. The flowers come in a variety of colors; white, magenta pink, lavender and red.
If you are planting more than one then allow two feet in-between the plants.
After a hard frost prune back your plants and cover them with an organic mulch; pine needles, leaf mulch or wood chips.
View this video to learn more about pruning astilbe:
Plant in spring after the threat of hard frost has past and in the autumn six weeks before the end of season frost.