Aruncus Doicus, Goatsbeard Zones 4-8
Greenhouses Farm Market
A tall, erect, bushy, clump-forming plant typically growing 4-6' high which features pinnately compound, dark green foliage and showy, plume-like spikes of tiny, cream colored flowers which rise well above the foliage in early to mid summer, creating a bold effect. This rose family member is somewhat similar in appearance to astilbe.This plant demands space. It is somewhat inclined to sulk in hot summer areas, so plant in a moist, peaty soil, or even at the waterside. Cut plants back in summer if they look untidy. An excellent companion to summer-blooming shrub roses. Good for cutting, the flowers may also be dried by hanging upside down in a warm, dark room.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to part shade (prefers some shade) If it has too much shade may not bloom.
Soil type: Moist peaty, likes soil rich in organic matter, will tolerate clay soils.
Soil PH: Neutral, alkaline or acid
Soil Moisture: Average to moist, wet.
Care level: Easy
Flower color: white
Bloom time: early to mid summer
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Uses and Characteristics: Accent, Specimen, Containers, Deer and Rabbit resistant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Waterside, Woodland
Flower head size: Large (blooms the size of your head)
Height: 120-180 cm (47-70”) over 5’ tall
Spread: 90-150 cm (35-59”) up to 5’ wide
Growth Rate: Slow. Takes a few years to settle in and show off to full advantage.
Propagation: Has a dense crown that is difficult to divide, so division isn’t practical. Move in early spring. Collect and sow seed directly outdoors in summer or fall (do not cover it)
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