Rosy red blooms develop from deep red buds in midsummer. The densely packed, erect plumes arise from a mound of dark green foliage. Astilbe 'Vision In Red' is a strong grower for a shady bed or border. Prefers moisture retentive soils, however the A. chinensis group is moderately drought tolerant. Ferny foliage creates a nice contrast with wide Hosta leaves.