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Aruncus dioicus

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (24218)

Plant details

A hardy perennial with handsome, fern-like foliage and astilbe-like plumes of creamy-white flowers in June. It makesa graceful woodland plant that enjoys damp shade and suits permanently moist soils, such as in a bog garden. The Royal Horticultural Society has give it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding excellence.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Aruncus

Species: dioicus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: September to March


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