Light: Part sun to Shade
Bloom Color: White
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 canadense, Spigelia marilandica, Adiantum pedatum, Trillium erectum, Polemonium reptans, Arisaema triphyllum and Mertensia virginica.