Astilbe chinensis 'Spotlight', also known as False Spirea, this lovely perennial is incredibly low maintenance with frothy pale pink flowers on red stems bursts atop dark glossy olive-green leaves with burgundy and chocolate-brown markings. This particular astilbe is compact which works perfectly when planted at the front of a flower bed, lining a walkway or in a container. Although Astilbes are easy to grow, they do require a lot of water. Increase your watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. Plus, this plant makes great cut and dried flowers!