This Astilbe is useful for brighteng up the shade garden as well as providg beautiful long-stemmed flowers for fresh and dried bouquets. The foliage emerges bright chartreuse yellow sprg with a tge of red pigment the newest leaves. It provides a bright spot of color and lacy texture to the shade garden sprg and then greens up a bit by late summer. Very tall, strong, blush red stems carry rose pk flower panicles midsummer. Amber Moon displays good heat tolerance and a robust habit like Chese Astilbe, though we cannot say for sure that it is pure it is best grown partial to full shade because of its light colored foliage.