Astilbe thunbergii 'Straussenfeder'
I've always wanted to try my hand at Astilbe and decided to try this strain this year. The flower spikes droop over in a fountain manner. My 3 bulbs arrived today and where to plant is my question. I have lots of shady spots, but really wanted to plant one in the now bare "point" at the back of this garden where the fountain planter sits in this photo. The tree stump has since rotted out and is gone. This spot is in full shade/part shade 3/4 of the day. The photo was taken mid-afternoon & as you see, the sweet potato vine in the fountain is showing sun on its leaves. It gets sun 1-2 hours, until the sun moves more to the right. Then a ligustrum tree & my house once again cast shade on the spot. Do you think astilbe will tolerate 1-2 hours hot, afternoon 100º Texas sun? I could plant it along the back fence line, bit it won't be as visible. I've seen astilbe images shot in full sun, so clearly they will tolerate some. I'm just not sure whether to risk the astilbe there.
Here's the lovely variety I will be planting: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=astilbe+thunbergii+%27Straussenfeder%27&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001&imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.99roots.com%2Fuploads%2Fimages%2FAstilbe-thunbergii-Straussenfeder_1378_1280_1280.jpg#id=0&iurl=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.99roots.com%2Fuploads%2Fimages%2FAstilbe-thunbergii-Straussenfeder_1378_1280_1280.jpg&action=click