Astilbe thunbergii hybrid
A hardy, winter dormant perennial that loves shade. Forms clumps of very attractive foliage reminiscent of a lovely fern, and frequently having darker bronze tones on some of the leaves particularly when they first emerge in spring. Tall feathery plumes of elegant, slightly weeping pink/white flowers appear later in the season. Prefers dappled shade such as a woodland area and moisture retentive soil. Size at maturity will be around 60-90cm flowering height, and around 40-50cm across. These are 2nd year seedlings in 9cm pots.