I have 16' long bed in front of a hedge of skip laurel of the same length. It...

Asked May 18, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

I have 16' long bed in front of a hedge of skip laurel of the same length. It receives morning sun for at least four hours. A sales person at Behnke's (knowledgeable) suggests that I should plant Astilbe of the tall variety in that space. But all of the gardening sites I looked at on the Net recommend planting Astilbe in full to part shade. My question is how much sun will an Astilbe tolerate. Thanks

Montgomery County Maryland landscape plants perennials

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Astilbe prefers rich,cool,moist soil in partial shade. It can be grown in full sun, but without sufficient soil moisture, it may suffer from leaf scorch and decreased vigor.Astilbe biternata will tolerate more sun.

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