Aruncus sylvestris Guinea Fowl

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Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-22" (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 / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ARGF