Goatsbeard is grown for its dramatic plumes of cream-colored flowers that are carried on tall stalks. Because it appears in early summer, it's also called bride's feathers.
Masterwort produces interesting flowers. They are actually a collar of bracts that surround and support petals, and can be used fresh or dried in arrangements. Masterwort tolerates wet but well-drained soil.
Astilbe is grown for its spectacular feathery spikes that come in a variety of colors. Though often used as a ground cover in a shady spot, it can grow to 8 feet tall. Bleeding heart has unusual, puffy, heart-shaped flowers borne on arched stems.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers