Astilbe flourishes in partial shade, adorning blossoms that come in rich colors: red, pink, and purple. The plant may burn if it receives too much sunlight. If you are growing Astilbe in a northern climate, be sure to water often. Benefits from a mild fertilizer. Astilbe is also known as False Goat's Beard and False Spirea.
Astilbes are a low maintenance perennials that bloom in tight concentrated blossoms along the stem bursting into a feathery plume that takes on a shape much like a Christmas tree.