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Common Perennials

Goatsbeard
Aruncus dioicus


Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
4 - 6 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
June - July
 
Size
Tall
 

Features

Very large stately plant with showy white flower plumes.

Culture

Needs a site that can provide sufficient moisture for best growth. Best in light shade.

Cultivars

'Kneiffi' 3 feet tall, shorter version, white flowers

Notes

Very large plant needing lots of room to grow. There are male and female plants with the male form having flowers that are more feathery and upright than the female which tends to droop. No way to tell them apart until they flower.