Astilbe : this perennial is a great shade plant with dense foliage feathery, summer blooms for a shade garden. aka False Spirea, False Goats Beard. Astilbe is native to Asia and North America. Blooms in June-July. Colors include pink, red, white, purple and peach. Plants grow 18 to as much as 5 feet. There is a dwarf variety that grows about 6. Pairs well with hydrangeas, hostas, ferns. by DeeDeeBean