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Aruncus Plume Seeds

Aruncus Plume Seeds

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Aruncus Plume Seeds (Aethusifolius Sioicus) or Goatsbeard
Perennial, shade plant, over 25 seeds per package.

Aruncus is a beautiful North American perennial with feathery plumes of cream colored flowers in late spring or summer. The arching plumes are densely covered with many small florets in about 20-inch branched clusters.

Aruncus is a shade garden plant that is grown from seeds. If you have areas of partial shade, Aruncus dioicus is one of the best perennials for shade. Growing Aruncus or Goatsbeard 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 flower seeds germinate best with a cold/moist stratification. Some gardeners will direct sow in the late fall.

Aruncus combine well with Astilbe, monkshood (Aconitum), columbine and ferns in woodland gardens. Other native woodland wildflowers to plant goatsbeard with include wild ginger, Virginia bluebells, Jacob’s ladder, bloodroot, wild Geranium and Trillium. This bold accent plant can be used as a specimen, as a large, almost shrub-like background plant in a perennial border, or for softening the transition at the edge of landscaped areas to woodlands.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 60 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer
Bloom Color: Cream
Environment: Partial shade
Soil Type: Evenly moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.5 - 6.8
Temperature: 55 - 65F. If germination does not occur after 3 - 4 weeks a cooling period of 2 - 4 weeks is recommended
Average Germ Time: 3 - 8 weeks
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow and press seed in to soil
Sowing Rate: 6 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 inches

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