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Aruncus dioicus Kneiffii

Goats Beard

  • »  Astillbe-type plant
  • »  Tall whispy plumes of tiny, cream colored flowers
  • »  Thrives in partial shade, or full sun if consistently moist
  • »  Blooms mid-sping; finished flowers are attractive and last into summer
  • »  Photo courtesy of Van Noort Bulb Co.

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:2-8
  • Height:50-60 cm
  • Spread:30-40 cm
  • Bloom Color: White
Full Shade
Partial Shade
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aruncus dioicus 'Kneiffii'

Goat's Beard will grow its best in moist humus-rich soils. Grows well in full sun in northern climates and prefers partial or full shade in the southern part of its region. Insects and diseases don't seem to bother this plant. It is a slow growing plant in the first couple seasons, but once it is established it puts on a show year after year.

Plants and flowers resemble those of Astilbe. Tall, open plumes bloom early summer.