‘Plant of the week’ for me has been the very beautiful, shade tolerant Astilbe arendsii ‘Elle’.. it works really well in semi-shade in moist, well-draining soil. I have been carrying out a garden review for clients in Walthamstow, North-East London, whose garden I designed the planting scheme for last autumn.
Planting white flowering plants in a shady area of your garden helps draw the eye down the garden and brings lighter tones into the planting scheme.
This plant works really well with other shade-tolerant plants such as ferns and hostas, to name but two, there are many more!
About the plant
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Ellie’ (Astilbe ‘Ellie’) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.
Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Waterside
Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Not suitable for soils that dry out. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West
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