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Common Goatsbeard

American Beauties Native Plants

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$49.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Do you have a spot in the garden that is perfect for the look of Astilbe, but maybe not quite right to keep Astilbe happy. Goat’s Beard is a North American native perennial that is happy to fill that spot! With its dense plumes of creamy white flowers and medium green foliage, Goat’s Beard is a lovely backdrop in a woodland planting or a naturalized planting that features native plants and shrubs. Since it will tolerate seasonal flooding, Aruncus can be incorporated into zone 2 or 3 of a Rain Garden plan. An added bonus is Goat's Beards' ability to be drought tolerant as it matures, making it great for a spot that might be too dry to support Astilbe.

Goat’s Beard has flower plumes that reach up to 24 inches long and is an interesting cut flower for the vase or dried flower arrangement. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. In order to be sure of complete pollination multiple plants should be planted near each other. Mass plantings have a dramatic look, but even one in a smaller garden can be effective and will bloom without setting seed. 

Goat's Beard Care

A shady spot with moist, but well drained soil will help this perennial to establish the deep taproots it needs to be drought tolerant at maturity. Fertilizing is not necessary for native plants. Planting in the right place with the  correct pH  is all this plant needs to be happy. Aruncus prefer soil with acidic soil less than 6.5 on the pH scale.

Annual maintenance is only  cutting back the old foliage and bloom stems late in the winter before new growth emerges. Leaving the dying foliage to stand over winter provides shelter for a host of wildlife in your garden. Goat’s Beard is host to the Dusky Azure Butterfly. The eggs of caterpillars are laid on the underside of the leaves and the caterpillars feed on the foliage before forming a chrysalis. 

Goat’s Beard Spacing

Goat’s Beard grows best in a spot with lots of room to spread its stems. A mature height and width of 3-6 feet make this perennial perfect for the back of the border or part of an informal, seasonal hedge. Spacing  plants at 5 feet on center is recommended.

Common Goatsbeard Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Common Goatsbeard
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: ARUNCUS DIOICUS
SKU:
1231005539-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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