A. Sylvester, is a majestic sight when in June the long creamy-white plumes are at their best. In good moist soil they may top 6 feet with abundant greenery and though the flowering period is rather brief, it lasts longer where shady as well as damp and the foliage remains attractive for the remainder of summer. Roots become large and are tough and woody, difficult to lift and divide, and a full grown plant needs at least a square yard of space, where it can be left alone for several years with an occasio nal mulch. There is a dwarfer, choicer Aruncus named Kneijfii. This has much slower, neater growth, with charming deeply cut foliage and slender plumes 2-2½ feet tall. It should be grown in a moist, shadyand responds to a humus rich soil.