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Aruncus aethusifolius

Goat's beard

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Aruncus aethusifolius
  • Common name: Goat's beard
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Unlike most aruncus, which are large plants suitable for growing at the back of the border, Aruncus aethusifolius is a dwarf species that can be grown in smaller gardens, and towards the front of the border. It forms a low mound of mid-green, ferny foliage, above which short spikes of cream-white flowers, similar to astilbe, appear in June.

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Aruncus aethusifolius is perfect for using in rockeries, container schemes and edging paths. For best results grow in moist or boggy soil, in full sun to partial shade. Remove faded flowers after blooming to encourage repeat flowering.

How to grow Aruncus aethusifolius

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    35cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Aruncus aethusifolius and wildlife

Aruncus aethusifolius is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Aruncus aethusifolius poisonous?

Aruncus aethusifolius has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People