Goatsbeard

Aruncus aethusifolius

Goatsbeard - Aruncus aethusifolius

Common Name: Goatsbeard
Genus: Aruncus
Species: aethusifolius

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, YellowFlowering 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.


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