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By Sprink

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My Dad brought this plant from his parent's house in Barnet when he moved to Kent in 1964. He always called it a spiraea although I have been told that it isn't a spiraea. These last couple of years I have worried that it might not survive the winter, but again this year it has come back to life and as you can see is about to flower. Can anyone tell me what it is if it isn't a spiraea ? Thanks

On plant Spiraea




looks like aruncus dioicus, goats beard. its a nice plant.

22 May, 2011


Agree with Seaburngirl, Aruncus, apparently the seeds are very poisonous, does well in shade and full sun, however in long dry spells it can flag a little but a good bucket full of water soon picks it up, you can divide this at the back end if so wished, julien.

22 May, 2011

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