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Aruncus aethusifolius

Aruncus aethusifolius
dwarf goat's beard
Aruncus aethusifolius

Common name dwarf goat's beard
Family rosaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers white (May-June)
Size 8-12"
Light part sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed give 8 weeks cold, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Small feathery white plumes rise above intricately cut ferny foliage on a much smaller plant than its cousin A. dioicus. For the front of the partly shaded border. We have two different sizes of plants grown from the same seed source - one much more dwarf than the other. Perhaps the bigger one (the one affected by rust in the photo) is a hybrid with big cousin?

dwarf goat's beard
Aren't the seedlings cute?

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 35F(7w)-70F(60%G, 4-14d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F(8w; a few seeds germinated towards end of cold stage)-70F(>50%G, 3-8d)
  3. Seed for 'Noble Spirits' from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (4w; 8%G, 3d)
  4. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (60%G, 3-9d)
  5. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (58%G, 4-11d)
  6. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (23%G, 3-9d)
  7. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (8%G, 9-16d)

Seedlings slow to develop.

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