How to Grow Aruncus dioicus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Goat's Beard

Goats beard
Aruncus dioicus photograph by Leonora (Ellie) Enking.

Aruncus dioicus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aruncus dioicus
  • Common Name: Goats beard
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 48 to 60
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 48 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Early to Mid-summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds sown in spring or autumn or byDivision in spring
  • How to Prune: Cut back after flowering
  • Pests: Sawflies may cause defoliation
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit
  • Best Garden Use: Border, En masse , Seashore, Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family: Rosaceae.
  • Closely Related Species: Roses (Rosa), Prunus, Alchemilla, Aronia, Pyrus, Sanguisorba, Sorbus, Acaena, Crataegus, Rubus, and Waldstenia.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant
  • Genus Detail: Aruncus
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Aruncus Dioicus. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Waldsteinia and Rosa rugosa.

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