Purple Candles Astilbe
Purple Candles Astilbe is a great choice for shady gardens. It forms a mound of lacy dark green leaves. Purple feathery plumes rise above the foliage during late summer. It will grow to a height of 36" to 42" and 24" to 30" wide. Divide plants every 2 to 3 years in spring. Purple Candles Astilbe likes to be planted in partial to full shade.
Use this perennial in a tub, mixed containers, woodland, or shady gardens. Purple Candles Astilbe is excellent for cutting. The seed heads may be removed after the blooms have faded or they can be left on the plant for winter interest. This plant is also deer resistant and the flowers attract hummingbirds.
Purple Candles Astilbe will tolerate wet soil making it a good choice for next to streams, ponds, or wet areas.