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Goatsbeard, a native perennial, is commonly found at forest edges, along roadsides and lightly shaded areas where soils stay a bit wetter. It is most noticeable in the late spring and early summmer when its flower plumes are bright white rising up out of the dense dark green summer foliage. Goatsbeards large plumes are full of tiny white flowers which offers great pollinator support to native bee populations. It's an excellent plant for raingardens, woodland gardens and pollinator gardens if you leave the seed heads on the plant all winter long. If you do, it can self seed easily. This is a low maintenence plant that can tolerate sun or shade.


  • Goatsbeard - Aruncus dioicus


    Size: 4-6' tall, 2-4' spread.


    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, fertile soil that is moist or wet.


    Features:  Erosion control, shade plant, attracts pollinators, raingraden plant.


    Natural Habitat: It can be commonly found in moist to wet soils on the edge of woodlands and in meadows. It will grow in many other areas as well as long as the soil is sufficiently moist.


    Companion Plants: Red Flowering Current, Golden Current, Sedges.

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