- Goats Beard - Aruncus Dioicus Hardy Planting Zones- 3-7 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - Up to 6' Mature Width- Up to 6' Bloom Season – Late Spring to Early Summer Gardener Status- Beginner
Goat's Beard Plant - Aruncus dioicus
Goats Beard Plant - Aruncus
If you’re looking for tall background plants for a shady garden, then the Goats Beard plant might work. They have fern-like foliage with creamy white, wispy blooms. They thrive in shady areas and some varieties can grow to 8 ft. If they're grown in masses they can contribute to a beautiful landscaped lawn. They grow best in moist soil mixed with organic compost. It’s best not to allow them much sunlight as their leaves burn easily. If their soil gets to dry, the leaves turn brown with crisp edges. These perennials can grow anywhere from 1-8 ft tall and 1-4 ft wide. Because their blooms are white and wispy, when cut they can provide a beautiful container display. Goats Beard plant are available in both female and male. They bloom in the late spring months with only the male plant providing the very showy, fern-like wispy flowers. Other landscaping suggestions for growing this plant are to use them as a centerpiece in an island garden or to block an unwanted view. Goat's Beard is a hardy perennial plant often used in gardening and landscaping to fill in space. Along with providing ground cover, Goat's Beard performs well with other plants and is appropriate for flower beds. The plant has light green foliage that bushes out and offers plenty of ground cover, along with pretty white blooms in the summer months. It can also be used by a backyard fountain or pond, as it enjoys moist areas. To thrive, Goat's Beard needs moist ground and soil with plenty of nutrients, so make sure you're choosing the right spot before you plant. It is deer resistant, so if you've had a problem with nibbling animals, this might be just the plant for you, primarily as it can be used as a screen. Make sure to keep the plant free from grubs and bugs that might ruin its beautiful foliage, then step back and let Goat's Beard grow into an attractive garden feature!