What to plant in the shade: Astilbe hybrids
Feathery, plumelike flowers have an airy quality; they come in shades of pink, salmon, lavender, red, and white above fernlike
A mainstay of shaded perennial borders, they’re also great beside garden pools, along shaded paths, and in pots. Give them moist, rich soil.
Zones 1–7, 14–17; short-lived in 8, 9, 14–24.
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