Aruncus – Fairy Hair Goat’s Beard
Bring the magic of the fairies to your garden with Fairy Hair Goat’s Beard, Aruncus. The heavily dissected foliage makes a whimsical display in the garden and containers. Fairy Hair Goatsbeard, Aruncus, is a perfect size for tucking into places in your shade garden. Sprays of creamy, triangular flower plumes that age to a darker color appear in summer. Although the foliage is incredibly dissected, it produces a thick, substantial clump for a solid presence. Goat’s Beard is similar in appearance to Astilbe in the garden, but it is more drought-tolerant.
Goat’s Beard is naturally at home in the shady moist woodland areas, but also grows in drier spots once established. Highly valued as a striking specimen. The ferny look offsets the large leaves of Hosta or Ragwort. Goat’s Beard easily mixes well with other shade-loving perennials. Where it is placed should be well thought out, as it does not like to be moved.
Plant in soil that has been amended with compost or organic matter in shade to part shade. It can be grown in full sun but will require consistent moisture. Plants prefer moist soil. For best results keep well watered when setting up buds and blooming. It benefits from deep soakings during dry spells.