The somewhat compact growth of 'Purple Rain' makes it a great choice for shade containers. The fluffy lilac flowers will brighten any shady spot.
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.