I can't believe that Astilbe hasn't been nominated???
I can't keep it alive very well here--too desert like--but I would think that it should rank among the favorites! once upon a time I had lush clumps like yours
and Cimicifuga! 'twas another fav of mine that I cannot grow here
>>>intricate weaving together of texture, color, and height, all bring their own interest to the garden
It's such a good thing that we don't have to pick just one