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Aruncus dioicus

Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers part shade, and moist, fertile soils. 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.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24" to 48"
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time April to May
Zone 4 to 8

Additional Info

A tall, erect, bushy, clump-forming plant typically growing 4-6' high.

Features pinnately compound, dark green foliage and showy, plume-like spikes of tiny, cream colored flowers which rise well above the foliage in early to mid summer, creating a bold effect.

Plants with male flowers (numerous stamens per flower) produce a showier bloom than plants with female flowers (three pistils per flower).

 No serious disease or insect problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot.

All info from Missouri Botanical Garden