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Dwarf Goatsbeard

Aruncus aethusifolius

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Dwarf Goatsbeard (Aruncus aethusifolius) at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dwarf Goatsbeard flowers

Dwarf Goatsbeard flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Dwarf Goatsbeard (Aruncus aethusifolius) at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dwarf Goatsbeard

Dwarf Goatsbeard

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spread:  8 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Goat's Beard

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Goatsbeard features dainty spikes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Goatsbeard is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Goatsbeard is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Goatsbeard will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This species is not originally from North America.

Dwarf Goatsbeard is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Groundcover  Container  Bog 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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