Monches Farm, LLC
5890 Monches Road
Blooming This Week (3rd Week of June):
Aruncus dioicus, Giant Goatsbeard, bears large plume-like panicles of creamy white flowers over serrated green foliage. At 48"-60" in height it is an impressive back-of-the-border plant for the moist shaded garden. Aruncus aethusifolius, Dwarf Goatsbeard, is an incomparable foliage plant that sports small creamy spires borne atop a tightly compressed 12" mound of lacy foliage that is absolutely gorgeous in all seasons. It is a wonderful choice for the shaded rock garden or for the front-of-the-border to add textural contrast. We also have a third Goatsbeard, Aruncus 'Misty Lace', thought to be a cross between A. dioicus and A. aethusifolius, which is intermediate in size and very nice indeed. Finally, A. Kneiffii' is an interesting foliage plant with narrow almost needle-like leaflet that adds dramatic foliar effect throughout the growing season.