Common Name: Goatsbeard
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 1.20 m (120 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Cream, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained
Similar in appearance to Astilbe this Aruncus has plumes of creamy-white feathery flowers in June and July and leaves made up of many leaflets. It looks impressive beside water or planted in clumps towards the back of a mixed border. It does equally well in sun and shade but it needs soil that does not dry out. The seedheads of this plant are poisonous.
- Garden care: Cut back the flowered stems 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.