Aruncus dioicus

goat's beard


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Outstanding Qualities

Our native goat's beard is a robust herbaceous perennial with stature and impact - stalks to six feet tall are clothed in large, deep green, compound leaves and, by mid to late summer, plumes of cream-colored flowers top the foliage.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light, open, or dappled shade

Water Requirements: occasional

Seasonal Interest: bold foliage topped by creamy flowering plumes in mid-summer

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Culture Notes
Plant in light, open, or dappled shade and soil that is well-drained. Water occasionally to regularly for the best look.