Astilbe For Shade

Astilbe flowers seem to glitter in the summer shade garden.

Astilbe is commonly known as false spirea, goat's beard and false goats beard. Bloom season ranges from early to mid-summer. Plant height ranges from 12 inches to 36 inches.

Astilbe foliage lends a lush, woodsy appearance to the landscape while the frothy flower clusters add beauty and color. Diseases are seldom a problem. Insects, deer and rabbits don't seem interested. So, astilbe ranks high on any list of recommended plants.