Astilbes are great cut flowers that will grow in sun or shade, but in areas with hot summers they’re best grown in part shade. Their fluffy plumes can be white, red, pink or mauve and appear in spring and summer. You can use the flower heads in fresh arrangements, or dry them for prolonged use. Just stand them in a vase with about 3cm of water and let the vase dry out. You can buy seeds from Kings Seeds and Egmont Seeds.
This gorgeous photo comes from Style Me Pretty.