12 Companion Plants for Astilbes

Astilbe flowers are a great addition to any garden that had some shade. Astilbes produce beautiful feathery plumes in many different colors and can brighten up areas that other perennials may not thrive in. However, like any other perennial, they do lose their flowers during the winter, so you will need to choose some compatible companion flowers to compliment your Astilbes or to keep your garden looking good all year long. So, here are a few popular choices for companion planting with your Astilbes.

Other Astilbes Varieties

Of course one of your first choices for astilbe companion plants should be other astilbe varieties. The varied colors and heights that the astilbe comes in makes them an excellent choice for mixing and matching.

Contrast Companion Plants for Your Astilbes

If you're looking for other companion plants for your astilbe that will add contrasting color, foliage and height, you might want to consider some of these popular astilbe companion plants:

  • Japanese Iris
  • Siberian Iris
  • Trilliums
  • Ferns
  • Hostas
  • Cimicifuga
  • Ligularia
  • Annual impatiens
  • Flowering Shrub Companion Plants

If you're looking for beautiful flowering shrubs that will complement your astilbes, and add a beautiful, contrasting background, you might want to consider the following colorful flower shrubs:

  • Azaleas
  • Rhododendrons
  • Mock Orange