Paprastasis arunkas – Aruncus sylvestris

Paprastasis arunkas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePaprastasis arunkas
Latin plant nameAruncus sylvestris Kostel.
English plant nameGoat’s Beard
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Cemetery
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very tall – 81 cm and over
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • yellow, yellow tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division, rarely by cuttings. To propagate the flower by scrub division is not easy. Scrub is divided between April and May, cuttings are taken in May. Cuttings should be dried a little before planting in beds. Substratum could be mixed from peat and sand. Self-sowing flower. 9000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 25 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in cold beds in Autumn (October). Seeds germinate within 3-4 weeks. Seeds sown in Autumn germinate in Spring.

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