A miniature with erect, rose pink spikes in late summer.
A miniature form of this lovely plant, 'Tiny Form' is an uncommon variant. Attractively cut foliage appears in spring and as summer advances the stout, erect flower spikes emerge and open to a rich, rosy pink. It's a distinctive plant with a character of its own and even the faded flower stems look attractive in autumn.
Like all Astilbe, this little one prefers a moist soil or at least one that doesn't dry out fully at any time. It's not fussy, but it does like moisture and is happy in sun or shade. Height varies but around 20cm (8") or so high, a good deal shorter than the more common variety.