I have several astilbes in my Zone 6 garden but I am having trouble
with just one, a Thunbergii Straussenfeder. It starts out well each
year but on the stalks that have the blossoms, about an inch or so down
the stalks they wilt, turn brown and finally the blossom falls off. I
cannot see anything in or around the plant, the leaves are fine but I
lose the blossoms.