Common name: Astilbe-Hybrid Astilbe Amber Moon

Height: 34-38 Inches

Spread: 22-28 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Yellow shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs  Consistent water needs
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer
How's your soil?: Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio  Woodland/Shade  Eclectic
 
This Astilbe is useful for brightening up the shade garden as well as providing beautiful long-stemmed flowers for fresh and dried bouquets. 
The foliage emerges bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a tinge of red pigment in the newest leaves.  It provides a bright spot of color and lacy texture to the shade garden in spring and then greens up a bit by late summer
Very tall, strong, blush red stems carry rose pink flower panicles in midsummer. 
‘Amber Moon’ displays good heat tolerance and a robust habit like Chinese Astilbe, though we cannot say for sure that it is pure A. chinensis.  It is best grown in partial to full shade because of its light colored foliage.