Zones: 3 to 9
Light: Part Shade or Sun (depending on the variety)
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6″ to 60″ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 12″ to 36″
Planting Astilbe is a great way to add some color to your shade garden.
With their pretty pink, white, lavender or red plumes that bloom above fern-like foliage in the summer, they definitely make a statement.
Plant them in moist but well-drained soil and water deeply once a week to keep them happy.
Make sure to check the light requirements for the plants you are buying, since some varieties prefer shade while others want more sun.