Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. Astilbe grows best in Zones and can reach up to 4 feet tall, depending on variety. Test Garden Tip: Astilbe needs consistently moist soil to thrive, a good choice for areas that don't drain well.
Golden Japanese Forest Grass I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.
loft & cottage: unique plants for a shade garden--from left to right: bergenia hellebore chinese ground orchid heuchera epimedium dead nettle solomon's seal trillium lady's slipper bunchberry checkered lily pulmonaria