Dormancy: June to July Height: 120 cm tall Culture: Part shade to full shade Astilboides tabularis is noted for having large leaves somewhat resembling those of Rodgersia and upright flower spikes resembling those of Astilbe. It is valued by gardeners more for its unique foliage and architectural interest that for its flowers. Large, rounded, lobed, peltate leaves (to 2-3’ in diameter) on 2-3 foot tall petioles rising from the ground. Leaves have a shield-like appearance as reflected in the sometimes used common name of shield leaf. Leaves also have table-like surfaces, hence the species name. Tiny, astilbe-like white flowers form in panicles atop flowering stems that gracefully arch above the foliage in late spring. Mature plants can grow to 4’ tall and spread to 3’ wide. Synonymous with and formerly known as Rodgersia tabularis.