Aruncus dioicus


SKU: PER10-Aruncus Dioicus

Goat's Beard

Height: 4-6ft

Spread: 6ft

Light: Part sun to Shade

Bloom Color: White

Zone: 5-9

Size: 1 gal


A fantastic native with large, fine-textured feathery blooms in late Spring. Though closely related to Spiraea, goat's beard more closely resembles a giant Astilbe. When happy, Aruncus can be a formidable garden plant, reaching a spread of 6 feet or more. It is lovely when used at woods edge and it can provide a dense screen beneath a high canopy.

Goatsbeard is handsome, clump-forming plant, typically 3-4’ tall with attractive plume-like spikes of small creamy-white flowers held above bold, pinnately compound medium green leaves. Male and female flowers appear on separate plants. It is easily grown in average, humus-rich, well-drained soil in part shade. Use goatsbeard as a shrub-like background plant in the border, for screening, in moist areas along streams and ponds, or as a cut flower. Plant goatsbeard with other low maintenance perennials such as Asarum canadenseSpigelia marilandicaAdiantum pedatumTrillium erectum, Polemonium reptansArisaema triphyllum and Mertensia virginica.