Hi everybody. Question about this Aruncus. Bought it in a small pot Spring 2011 - it produced one flowering stalk in June which died and that was it for the year. Transplanted it in September 2011, it disappeared underground for the winter and appeared in March 2012 at which time I mulched with leafmould and it has grown at least 4 times bigger that it originally was. The flower spikes have been showing since April/May and were light green/cream, soft and looked healthy. Now, many of them on the right side (looking at the pic) have turned brown and are brittle. Does this mean that the spikes are dying? They look too brittle to produce the creamy white flowers. What do you think?
A fern has grown up from under it as well. I didn't want to remove the fern as I'd have to lift the Aruncus (I'm assuming it's Aruncus!). Could the fern be causing it a problem? The soil is heavy-ish clay mixed with leafmould and it was mulched with leafmould which I'm told suits Aruncus.