Astilbes are hardy, easy to grow perennials. They are prized for their long blooming flowers which are born on strong stems held above the attractive, green, divided foliage. Dense feathery panicles of red flowers give a lovely display in summer. They require rich, moist soil and look great planted in drifts. Excellent for borders or garden planting or can also be planted in a patio container. These hardy plants do not need winter protection, and are deer resistant.