Plants are characterized by graceful, fern-like mounds of mostly basal leaves. Plumes of snow white, feathery flowers create a very showy landscape accent in moist areas in a shaded to dappled shade setting. ‘Deutschland’, a hybrid cultivar of Japanese astilbe, features a foliage mound (to 18” tall) of lustrous green leaves and upright panicles of flowers appearing May – June on stems rising to 2’ tall. Excellent choice for a border plant or moon garden as white flowers appear to float in the air at dusk.
[Photo: Astilbe_’Deutschland’_Tawułka_2010-06-20_01; Credit: Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons]