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Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard

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Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)

A bushy plant with large plumes of frothy, creamy white flowers in June for many weeks. The seed heads that form after flowering are quite ornamental. Foliage is similar to astilbe but the growth habit is much larger and shrublike. Found occasionally along lower, wooded slopes and in moist woodlands, Goat's Beard is at home in shady, moist gardens.

Additional Information:


Height
36-60 Inches

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Spread
36-48 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
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Good Companions
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana), Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map