Blooms on long feathery spikes. Feed strongly in Summer. Should be divided every three years
Astilbe Arendsii 2 - 4 ft. tall. Red, white or pink blooms in early Summer.
Astilbe chinensis "Pumila" 8-12 in. tall. Mauve looms in late Summer. Grows on runners so it is easy to divide. Good in rock garden or borders. Can tolerate drier soil. Muplitples quickly, generating many new plants each year. Foliage is feathery