Astilbe For Shade

Astilbe flowers seem to glitter in the summer shade garden.

Astilbe - commonly known as false spirea and false goats beard - 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.