Aruncus dioicus- Goat’s beard
Aruncus dioicus also known as Goat’s beard is a highly ornamental plant with large feather-like flowers.
Idealfor a semi shady to shady garden,freestanding location where the ornamental value of this wild Astilbe plant can be most appreciated or as an imposing perennial for the back of borders or even for wet areas.
Blooms mid-summer with branching plumes of tiny, creamy-white flowers!
Details Aruncus dioicus- Goat’s beard
- Blooms: June – August
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Aruncus dioicus
Aruncus dioicus can grow quite tall and wide, so it needs a reasonably amount of space, maybe at the back of the border or as a single specimen. Best planted in dappled shade in moist but well drained fertile soil.
Make sure the planting site has been dug deeply as Aruncus dioicus roots like to go deep. Spray immediately in spring at the first sign of caterpillars. Cut back stems to just above the ground level in late autumn or after flowering.
Generally disease free. Divide clumps in autumn, mature plants are more difficult to spilt.