ASTILBE: Astilbes lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Fluffy spikes on ferny foliage blooming in June and July. The flower heads last longer if they are planted to avoid the afternoon sun. A great plant for color and texture in the shade garden!
Astilbe thunbergii 'Straussenfeder' - Astilbe Ostrich Plume. Long broad, cascading salmon-pink plumes. AGM WINNER. Prefers shade to partial shade and fertile, moist soil. Adequate moisture is important, although this cultivar is more tolerant of drought and sun than other astilbes. Excellent plants for borders, containers, the shade garden and edges of ponds. Good cut flower