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.