Several years ago, I put an Astilbe in my garden to see if it would flourish. It was in a VERY shady spot, and though it did survive, and came up with foliage year after year, it never once bloomed. I think it was supposed to have white flowers, but I don't remember the variety.
Last spring I moved it to a sunnier spot, and the foliage grew well. Actually, I accidentally left some root behind, which also came up, so I ended up with two plants, both with pretty good foliage. Neither of them blossomed, nor even produced a scape.
Now, it's too early to see anything from these guys yet this year, but is there a chance I could see flowers on them, or are they just duds? And should I abandon the idea of having Astilbe, or would another variety do better? I would have to plant them on the sunnier side of the yard, not the shady side. Though in spring it is quite sunny there, and the soil sometimes dries.