Astilbe are great value plants as they bring colour and texture to those tricky, damp and shady parts of the garden.
They produce masses of attractive ferny foliage, and elegant plumes of feathery flowers emerge from late-spring through the summer months. These fluffy plumes are give them their common name of ‘false goatsbeard’. They come in varying sizes from small front-of-border plants, to tall varieties up to 2m in height.
Perfect for woodland-style planting schemes, astilbes team up well with other shade-tolerant plants such as hosts and rodgersias.