We don't grow many Astilbes, because our garden is quite dry. But I had to grow this one because its name is 'Montgomery'. Easy to grow, easy to divide and colourful
One advantage of a wet summer is that the Ligularias do well. In a prolonged dry spell, they are awful. So bad that we don't grow many now.
Had to put up another Kniphofia, Tawny King. About 5' tall and stand well. Its one of the best.