Astilbe is an excellent plant for any garden, town or country, big or small, but it seems to be most at home in a country garden because it is such a natural plant.

Even though the garden forms are highly bred, hybrids of several species, they have retained their natural beauty and offer colour and soft texture in summer and even into early autumn. The astilbe is from America and Asia. The astilbe species from which the garden forms were selected appear in mountainous areas of their native range, often in damp, rocky places, in ravines and by streamsides.