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Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard

Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard

Goat's Beard has large white Astilbe-like flowers in June, held well above the plant. It prefers moist, shady locations and it is particularly gorgeous planted in masses.   The flowers attract numerous butterflies, pollinators and bees.  Aruncus dioicus is dioecious (separate male and female plants). Both flower but the male plants are more floriferous having numerous stamens per flower while the female flower has only 3 stamens.  The genus name Aruncus comes from the Greek word for goat’s beard.  Best if pruned back after flowering to promote bushy growth.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Dry Shade Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Aruncus dioicus
Foamflower Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'
Foamflower
Woodland Phlox Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'
Woodland Phlox
Plantain Lily Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Plantain Lily
Similar Plants to Aruncus dioicus
White Astilboides Astilboides tabularis
White Astilboides
Meadowsweet Filipendula x 'Red Umbrella'
Meadowsweet