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Goat's Beard (5 of 15)

Aruncus dioicus – Goat's Beard
Tall, dioecious, deciduous perennial noted for its spires of creamy white flowers (males) in summer
Plant in rich, reliably moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in sun with ample moisture or partial shade
Water until established
Height: 3-6 feet; Width: to 4 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 3-7:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full to partial sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in spring.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full to partial sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full to partial sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in morning or partial sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in spring or fall; may be short-lived in warmer parts of this zone.

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