Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Goat's Beard|
An outstanding specimen plant for the partially shaded garden. Looking much like a very large white Astilbe, Goat's Beard has similar foliage and feathery, creamy white flower plumes up to 1 ft. long.
Though Aruncus tends to be a slow-gower the first couple of seasons, once it is established it puts on a fabulous show year after year. Make sure it has plenty of room to grow when you first plant it; transplanting this species is a very difficult task. This species is native to North America.
Origin: Native Species
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Goat's Beard grows best in moist, humus-rich soils. In northern climates, it can be grown in full sun given adequate moisture. In southern zones, however, it prefers partial or full shade. When grown in deep shade, plants tend to have a more open habit and bloom sparsely. Insects and diseases don't seem to bother this plant.