Aruncus Seed ( Perennial )
Commonly called Goat's Beard, this shade garden plant is well suited for areas of partial shade, in fact, itis one of the best perennials for shade.
Growing from seed is so rewarding, and each spring and early summer you'll enjoy sprays of creamy white flowers, and fern-like foliage that stays attractive all season.
A second botanical name is Aruncus sylvestris, and some gardener's also refer to it as Aruncus dioicus Bride's Feathers.
Aruncus seeds germinate best with a cold/moist stratification. Some gardeners will direct sow in the late fall.
TRN018 Goat's Beard ( Aruncus dioicus )
Tall, graceful, robust perennial plant with creamy white plumes
for shade, summer bloom. Plant in rich, moist soil in full sun
to partial shade. Grows 4-5' tall. Flowers in summer. Hardy in
Excellent background plant for shady, moist spots in the border or in a woodland, wild or native plant garden. Plant as a specimen or in groups along streams or water gardens.
Low germination is natural, expect about 50 percent germination.
TRN416 Noble Spirits ( Aruncus aethusifolius )
Dwarf Goatsbeard. Elegant dense globe of ferny leaves topped with Astilbe-like white spikes. Long flowering perennial, flowerheads turn red in fall.
Grows about 12" tall, hardy to zone 3.