Astilbe arendsii 'Cappuccino' is one of Elke's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
One of the most popular choices for shade gardens is the Astilbe. They are so easy to grow and are great performers. ‘Cappuccino’ just topped it with its fabulous combination of white plumes and black-ish dark leaves. So cool. I can’t wait to have this stunner in my garden.
Think of your morning cappuccino with its frothy white foamed milk nestled atop your rich dark coffee. In plant form you've just described Astilbe 'Cappuccino'!
The deeply divided, nearly fern-like foliage providing beauty of its own. Astilbes are terrific shade plants, with their showy, graceful flower plumes, deep green, finely-divided foliage, and easy care. The astilbe bloom season begins mid June and lasts through July into August. The attractive skeletal flower heads even add winter interest. Abundant blooms make them outstanding candidates for both cutting and drying.