PlantsAruncus→Goatsbeard (Aruncus)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
This is the male flower for (Arunus) Goatsbeard

Growing Hostas from Seed and Watching for SportsGrowing Hostas from Seed and Watching for Sports
By Paul2032 on January 8, 2013

Growing your own hosta plants from seed can be a fun winter project. All you need is the seed, some soil for seedlings and a little patience. In the summer you can watch for sports on your mature plants.

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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Florida) on Feb 14, 2015 6:06 PM


Thank you so much for posting your successful germination results! I've been trying to start this one for several years now, to no avail. Room temperature with GA3 will be my next attempt.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 21, 2019 12:45 PM

Native in the Pacific NW, found in ditches along roadways. Used medicinally for colds and coughs, smallpox, as a salve, for kidney ailments, and to aid in childbirth. Male flowers are showier than female, and are found on separate plants.

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