aruncus dioicus (goat's beard) (bride's feathers)

Size: 1 gallon
  • large white plumes form above lacy green foliage
  • excellent background plant for shady, moist spots
  • great massing perennial
  • bloom time: midsummer
  • zone 4
  • height 120-180cm 
  • spread 100-150cm 
  • colour white
  • soil should be consistently moist as aruncus will not tolerate long periods of drought
  • thrives in partial shade, or full sun if adequate moisture is provided
  • finished flowers can be left on (if desired) as the dried plumes look attractive, lasting well into the summer
  • plants are slow to establish
  • some susceptibility to leaf spot, but generally an insect and disease free plant
  • partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)