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One of our favorite Astilbe varieties is 'Purpurkerze' or Purple Candles. Big bold flowers that even dry, remain upright over winter.
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I've planted dozens of them over the years, first in partial shade, but they went nowhere, so I moved them. The ones that now get strong sunlight are big, fluffy, and gorgeous; the few remaining ones in the shade are very puny. Go for sun!
   
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capeanner

I agree. I planted two in the shade and they barely flower of at all. Have often wondered if transplanting them to a sunny location would make a difference.

White Lily of the Valley, on the other hand, thrive to the point of being invasive in that same shady spot. Bishop's weed also survive and flower. They have a pretty light green leaf and white flower.

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