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Aruncus dioicus

Common Name(s):
Goat's beard
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Males and females are separate in Goat's beard, with the male flowers showier, but nurseries do not separate the male from female plants; grows into a large clump which makes a bold display in a shady garden; spreads by rhizomes

Season:
Late spring to early summer
Height:
3-5 ft.
Flower Color:
Creamy white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7
Foliage:
Compound leaves, two to three times pinnate; large, egg-shaped leaflets
Flower:
Large, showy, plume-like cluster of small, white flowers; flowers have five oval-shapted petals; stamens have long, slender filaments
Site:
Moist, rich soil; shade to partial shade
Propagation:
Seed, division in spring
Exposure:
Partial shade
Soil:
Moist, rich soil
Regions:
Mountains
Origin:
North America, North Carolina
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
summer, partial shade, white, wildflower, shade, perennial, pollinators, spring, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 680

Aruncus dioicus Aruncus dioicus
Aruncus dioicus inflorescence
MiK Watson, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Aruncus dioicus Aruncus dioicus
Kingsbrae Garden, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0