Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens,Inc.

  • Showy, cream-white plumes above dark green foliage
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Goat's Beard grows best in moist, humus-rich soils. In northern climates, it can be grown in full sun given adequate moisture.  Blooms in early to mid summer. Growth rate medium. Soil requires average to consistent water. 

Insects and diseases don't seem to bother this plant. 

Height: 3-4 ft
Spacing: 2-3 ft
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Ivory
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Rock Garden
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water