Aruncus dioicus
Aruncus dioicus
Aruncus dioicus
Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard

syn. Bride's Feathers

Rosaceae

Height

100 - 150 cm

Flower colour

cream

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

partial shade

Soil

fertile, fairly moist

pH

neutral

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe, Asia and N-America

The genus Aruncus belongs to the rose family Rosaceae. They are closely related to the genus Filipendula and Spirea and are native to moist, mountain woodlands in the northern hemisphere.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 22°C (72°F) and then moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

Goat's beard is a dioecius plant, which means that plants are either male or female. Male plants have larger, showier flower spikes, while female plants have longer lasting flowers. Large plant that needs plenty of space.

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