Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Goat’s Beard

Aruncus dioicus
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Cliff
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 7

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

30 to
60
inches

Spread:

36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
60
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
60
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Grow in dry to moist rich soil.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Basic Description

Large wands of frothy, creamy white flowers in June. Tiny brown seed capsules dry and stay on females plants after flowering is finished. Foliage is similar to astilbe but growth habit is shrub like.

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