Aruncus 'Misty Lace' is a superb goatsbeard that got its start as a seedling in the garden of Richard Simon of Maryland's former Bluemount Nursery. The three seedlings, which were a result of a romantic interlude between the American Aruncus dioicus and the Korean Aruncus aethusifolius, were taken by Allan Armitage back to Athens, Georgia, for summer heat evaluation. One of the seedlings thrived in the hot, humid summers and was christened Aruncus 'Misty Lace'. The 30" tall x 4' wide (with age) clumps of astilbe-like foliage are topped in mid-May with airy, pure white plumes. Aruncus 'Misty Lace' is a perfect size for the smaller garden as well as extending the range for those of us in the aruncus-impaired southeastern US.