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
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.

(Full article11 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:
Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2013-06-18This is the male flower for (Arunus) Goatsbeard
By EdBurton
Give a thumbs up
Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2013-06-18This is the female bloom for (Aruncus) Goatsbeard
By EdBurton
Give a thumbs up
Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-07-10
By DebbieC
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-06-29
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-04
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2018-06-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

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

@CarolineScott

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.

[ 2 replies | Give a thumbs up ]

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
CarolineScott From February 4, 2015 to February 14, 2015 Seeds germinated
Old seeds germinated on vermiculite soaked with 330 ppm GA-3
in 10 days.
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Beautiful shot! by Bonehead Apr 12, 2014 9:12 AM 3
Ideas under deck steps by tvglaser Apr 13, 2019 2:04 AM 9
Plant ID, please! by Wannabeagardener May 27, 2018 6:05 PM 3
We narrowed it down! Can you help us complete the task? by mnplants Jun 23, 2017 7:50 PM 3
Ranunculus Tips?? by AshleyD Oct 7, 2018 7:15 AM 11
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
This Was Supposed to be Doll's Eye by nativeplantlover Jun 28, 2016 12:04 PM 4
New and thistles by upat5 Jun 10, 2016 4:30 PM 56
id by MISSINGROSIE May 16, 2016 6:37 PM 17
Show me your best home crafted container!! by bluegrassmom Oct 19, 2016 7:07 AM 46

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Bauhinia blakeana"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.