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Goat's Beard

Aruncus aethusifolius

Compact clumps of dark foliage produce white to cream colored wispy bottle brush-like blooms.

Most Goat's Beard are large plants for the back of the border, but this is a dwarf species that fits right into the smaller garden scheme. It forms a low mound of light green, ferny foliage, bearing short spikes of creamy-white flowers in June, similar to Astilbe. Excellent for edging, or in the rock garden. Remove faded flowers after blooming just to tidy the plants up for the rest of the season. Consider this also for growing in mixed tubs or containers, or perhaps beside a pond or stream. Easy and reliable, but not a good choice for dry shade situations.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms early to mid summer

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 55-60° F to promote new root growth while keeping soil evenly moist. Never allow to dry out completely. Once plants are actively growing, fertilize accordingly. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of plant at or just below the soil surface with roots spread within the pot. Once planted, water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Native to North America.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.