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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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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
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Deer Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Shade Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs