Aruncus sylvestris Guinea Fowl

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Densely-packed feathery wands of creamy white flowers resemble the plumage of an exotic bird. Deeply cut foliage remains attractive all summer to provide nice textural contrast. Compact size allows for a choice placement in your perennial border.

Aruncus are perfect for a moist or shady spot along a stream or pond. Guinea-Fowl is a hybrid of A. dioicus and A. aethusifolius from German plant breeder Ernst Pagels.

Details

Item Code: ARGF
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-22"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Aruncus General Information

Aruncus is a stately, shrub-like perennial for a moist or partly shaded spot. Ivory white, Astilbe-like plumes top plants in summer. Perfect for a woodland garden or beside water. Foliage remains attractive all summer.

Aruncus Plant Care

May take a season to get going, but once established is long-lived and essentially maintenance free. Rarely required, but if desired may divide every 10 years; however, division tends to be difficult due to tough roots. Trimming spent flowers in midsummer after bloom will stimulate rebloom. Best in moist, rich soil.