Goat's Beard

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Incredible Floral Fireworks Goats Beard

  • Feathery White Blooms
  • Flowers Early to Mid Summer
  • Wildflowers Are Held High Above Foliage
  • Native Perennial
  • Superb Nectar Support for Beneficial Pollinators
  • Long-Lasting Cut Flower
  • Textured Green Leaves
  • Showy, Large-Scale Accent
  • Yellow Fall Color With Cool Weather
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Cold-Hardy and Heat Tolerant
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer

Improve the look of your landscape with Goats Beard (Aruncus dioicus). These bold, blooming native perennials make a big impact with their creamy-white plumes and noteworthy, toothed foliage.

Goat's Beard flowers produce nectar which is very popular with butterflies and beneficial pollinators. This is a great plant to include in Butterfly Gardens and to plant near Victory Gardens, too.

You'll appreciate the feathery, tiered blooms for weeks! There is no way to miss these ornamental flowers...as they are held high above the bushy clump of foliage.

Plant plenty to have enough for cut flower arrangements indoors. Don't forget to utilize the dark green, pinnately compound leaves to "pop" the flowers in your vase.

You may know these majestic perennials as Bride's Feathers. Although it looks like a huge, white-blooming Astilbe, this native plant is actually a member of the Rosaceae family.

These lovely, large plants with their creamy-white flowers make an outstanding addition to woodland plantings in dappled shade. With consistent moisture, it tolerates a site in full sun as well.

Their pretty, corrugated foliage looks great all season. When the fall weather cooperates, you'll even enjoy a golden-yellow color.

Gain a naturalized look in your landscape with help from the airy plumes of Goat's Beard. Order today!

How to Use Goat's Beard in the Landscape

Make your yard look larger with a time-tested professional design tip. Use a single specimen at a pivotal turn in your garden border...where the "see-through" blooms can add a sophisticated sense of "peek-a-boo" mystery for garden visitors.

If you need softyet effectivescreening, add several in a gorgeous flowering hedge. Plant them two feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

They also make an incredible backdrop for shorter perennials and mixed shrubs. There is nothing quite as eye-catching as a stand of Goat's Beard in full bloom.

If you grow fruiting plants or have an annual veggie garden, you'll be thrilled at how many beneficial pollinators are attracted to these unique native plants.

Aruncus looks great around the perimeter of a pond, near the water's edge. Gain a very lavish reflected display.

At the edge of a woodland border, partner them with true Astilbes, Ferns and Anemone. Their white blooms will enchant you on a stroll in early summer.

#ProPlantTips for Care

In the cooler Zones, give them a spot with rich soil in full sun and regular moisture. Otherwise, plant them in part shade with at least four hours of sunlight a day.

Be patient with your young Goat's Beard as it gets established. During planting, give them Nature Hills Root Booster to support their feeder roots with a life-long symbiotic relationship that enables better absorption of water and micronutrients.

Mulch is important to keep their root systems nice and cool. Pull it back from the stems, and provide a moderate amount of water on a consistent basis.

Leave the spent cream-colored plume of flowers on the plant to dry for winter interest. Trim them back, if you prefer a manicured look.

Cut dioecious Goat's Beard back to ground level in spring. Each spring, you'll see all fresh new foliage emerge from the crown. Both male and female plants bloom yearly on that new growth.

Order these expertly-grown wildflowers today! Goat's Beard makes a very useful native landscape perennial. Enjoy yours!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Goat's Beard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aruncus dioicus
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring