We love the bright yellow leaves that mature to chartreuse green, not to mention, the bright pink flowers that are loved by the butterflies they attract!
Astilbe cultivars in the japonica hybrid group are generally medium-sized varieties which bloom in midseason and feature erect clusters of flower and lance-shaped leaves. Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They are clump-forming perennials which are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.
They do prefer moist, humusy, organically rich soils and soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs approximately every 3-4 years. 'Deutschland' makes and excellent large ground cover or edging plant for shady areas and also does well next to ponds or stream banks.