Common Name: Goatsbeard
Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.40 m (40 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.40 m (40 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Cream, White|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Yellow||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Branching plumes of tiny creamy-white flowers appear in June and July above the deeply cut green foliage. Emerging in spring with a bronze flush the foliage will turn buttery yellow in autumn before it dies back. This is a slowly spreading perennial which will gradually form dense clumps so it makes a very effective groundcover for moist shady beds. For the best results choose a spot that remains reliably moist over summer.
- Garden care: Cut back the flowered stems back hard to just above ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.