Aruncus dioicus White Goat's Beard Plants 
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Aruncus dioicus White Goat's Beard and Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort flower picture  sun to
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Aruncus dioicus, Goat's Beard large potted plants are available, $6.00 each plus UPS shipping.
Plants are shipped on Monday/Tuesday by UPS.  Shipping costs are determined by your zip code & number of plants.  Please contact us by email for shipping charges on potted plants.

Aruncus dioicus seed
White Goat's Beard seed

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Aruncus dioicus, White Goat's Beard or Bride's Feathers, creates a bold display when used in a woodland garden or shade border or when used as specimens or accent plants and can be used as a small shrub. Goats Beard is easily grown in average, medium wet to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade but prefers part shade and moist, fertile soils, particularly in the southern part of its growing range (Zones 5-8), .  Goat's Beard has dense deep green intricately divided leaves and numerous small flowers in full arching plumes of  creamy white blossoms resembling astilbes. Plant Goatsbeard (Bride's Feathers) in humus rich soil and light to medium shade or keep well watered if planted in full sun.  Wild Aruncus dioicus seed will germinate without additional pretreatment.  Erect, shrublike with copious foliage and large feathery Astilbe-like creamy-white branched flowers.  A spectacular plant when given sufficient moisture, dappled shade, and plenty of room. 

Plant White Goat's Beard with other native woodland wildflowers like  Columbine  Green Dragon  American Spikenard  Jack-in-the-pulpit  Wild Ginger  Wild Geranium  Virginia Bluebells  Woodland Phlox  Jacob's Ladder  Bloodroot  Celandine Poppy   Woodland Spiderwort  Purple Trillium   White Trillium  Blue Cohosh  Black Cohosh  Shooting Star  Ginseng    Christmas Fern   Dutchman's Breeches 

Native wild Aruncus dioicus White Goat's Beard plants occurs naturally along lower wooded slopes, at the base of bluffs and in moist woodlands from Pennsylvania and Iowa, south to North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma, also the pacific northwest.  Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Aruncus dioicus White Goat's Beard plants have large wands of frothy, creamy white flowers in June and become ornamental seed heads in the fall.  . Tiny brown seed capsules dry and stay on females plants after flowering is finished. Goats beard has foliage similar to astilbe but with a shrub like growth habit.  Aruncus dioicus is an excellent specimen plant in the shade garden or use as a focal point in woodland settings.  Its wands of creamy white flowers are used as fresh cut flowers and dried flowers.  It is an imposing background plant, especially when displayed in an isolated groupings and is listed as deer resistant.

The map below shows areas where wild Aruncus dioicus white Goat's beard plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  
USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Aruncus dioicus
Goats Beard, Bride's Feathers

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
California
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri 
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia

State Distributional Map for Aruncus dioicus native wildflower seed

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Native Aruncus dioicus, White Goat's Beard potted Plant, distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

      Aruncus dioicus Goat’s Beard is a hardy native perennial wildflower and is excellent used as a specimen plant or massed in groups along streams or water gardens.  It is a striking cultivated plant with handsome, fern-like foliage and astilbe-like plumes of creamy-white flowers in June.  Goats Beard can be utilized in a woodland garden or native plant garden as a border or background plant.

      Goat's beard is a native plant which occurs in moist woodlands and along bluffs. It is a tall, erect, bushy, clump-forming plant typically growing 4-6' high with pinnately compound, dark green foliage and showy, plume-like spikes of tiny, cream colored flowers.  The attractive member of the rose family resembles Astilbe but the growth habit is much larger and shrublike.  The white flowers rise well above the foliage in early to mid summer, creating a bold effect especially planted in drifts or massed and can be utilized in the woodland garden or moon garden.  Goatsbeard plants are Dioecious (separate male and female plants) as the species name suggests. Plants with male flowers (numerous stamens per flower) produce a showier bloom than plants with female flowers (three pistils per flower).

     Native Goat’s Beard is at home in shady, moist gardens and in open dappled sunlight wit well draining evenly moist soil.  With its creamy white flowers, good texture and form it can be used as an accent or specimen plant, borders, good for cutting and for dried flowers.  It can be grown as a container plant and is rabbit and deer resistant.  Elegant lacy leaves form a very dense and bushy clump with large plumes of frothy, creamy white flowers in June followed by ornamental seed heads in the fall

    Aruncus dioicus Goat’s Beard is a graceful woodland plant that enjoys damp shade and suits permanently moist soils, such as in a bog garden.  It will also grow in a variety of other conditions including average moisture and well drained soil.  Aruncus dioicus because of it’s outstanding excellence was given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society. .

     Goat’s Beard is a gendered species with the female plants producing heavier flower clusters than males. Once used extensively by many Coastal First Nations as a medicinal. Carefree plant. Goat’s Beard is a pest free carefree plant but enter dormancy early in extreme drought conditions as a survival mechanism. 

    Goat’s Beard is a majestic perennial growing 3 to 6 feet tall with ornamental sprays of tiny white flowers that bloom briefly but spectacularly in early summer.  This is a native wildflower of the semi-shade of woodland clearings and when planted in the wildflower garden need little care as long as the soil remains moist; they will survive indefinitely if left undisturbed.  Aruncus will grow in sun or partial shade and in almost any soil but will be best in soils with plenty of humus or planted in good garden soil and mulched.  In the wildflower garden it makes an imposing background plant, especially when displayed in an isolated grouping. Each flower spray contains thousands of tiny blossoms which rise in loose blooms 6 to 10 inches above the foliage. In a mixed border, place Goat's beard in the back both because of its height and because its bloom season is short and the attractive foliage will make a nice backdrop for shorter, longer blooming plants. The plants are either male or female; one plant does not contain both sexes. Goat’s Beard can be started from seed or propagated by dividing large root clumps fall or early spring. Goat’s Beard seeds are very small, sow on the surface and press into medium. Keeping covered with clear plastic in indirect light improves success.