Aruncus dioicus

Goatsbeard - Aruncus dioicus

Common Name: Goatsbeard
Genus: Aruncus
Species: dioicus

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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.

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Goats beard - Aruncus dioicus  'Kneiffii'

Goats beard
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