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Aruncus 'Horatio'

Goat's Beard

An interesting shrub-like plant with many branching stems. Above the foliage, creamy white flowers appear in early summer. The tall varieties resemble Astilbe-like flowers. Aruncus aethusifolius is a miniature form with finely cut foliage that can produce over 100 flower stalks on a mature plant. Beautiful bronze stems hold soft cream plumes. Foliage turns red in fall.

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Height:

32 inches

Goat's Beard Growing and Maintenance Tips

Goat's Beard grows best in moist, humus-rich soils. In northern climates, it can be grown in full sun given adequate moisture. In southern zones, however, it prefers partial or full shade. When grown in deep shade, plants tend to have a more open habit and bloom sparsely. Insects and diseases don't seem to bother this plant.

Aruncus 'Horatio' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average