This vigorous selection, with its mound of smooth, glossy, bronze-green leaves, adds elegance to the mixed border all season. In bloom 'Vision in White' is spectacular: large, creamy white plumes of fragrant flowers rise above the foliage like a cloud. PP 18,965
Astilbe is a rugged and beautiful genus of shade lovers that throw colorful spikes above divided foliage in summer, a time when color in the shade garden is hard to come by. Use them in groups in the woodland border, or mass them to create a ground cover. In evenly moist or wet soil, Astilbes are tough, pest-free, and handsome. The only thing they cannot endure is drought. The blooms are useful for cutting if they are picked when half open.
For more information on growing Astilbe, click on Growing Guide.