Scientific Name: Aruncus dioicus
Common Name: goat's beard
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - eastern, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Open
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Native planting, Perennial border, Reclamation, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Pubescent, Odd-pinnate, Bipinnate, Oblong, Ovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Panicle, White, May-Jun-Jul
Fruit: Follicle, Yellow, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Clump-forming rhizomatous perennial to 2m tall; leaves bi- troripinnate, 10-60cm long (upper leaves smaller and less compounded), with 20+ ovate to narrowly oblong leaflets, most leaflets 5-11cm long x 3-5cm wide, double serrate, pubescent undersides; flowers tiny, creamy-white in large terminal panicles, petioles short.