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Goat's Beard 'Horatio'

Aruncus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aruncus (arun-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Horatio
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pittsford, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 18, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a wonderful perennial. It has the garden presence of a shrub. Elegantly ferny foliage is topped with showy June plumes of cream-colored flowers like an astilbe. I find the seedheads attractive.

Takes 2-3 years to reach its full size of 30-40". I find this size makes it a more useful and versatile garden plant than either parent species.

Like other goatsbeards, this needs consistent moisture or foliage will deteriorate. Prefers part shade even in the north. Not a good performer south of Z7 in the southeastern US.

Many descriptions mention red fall color. Here in Boston Z6a, the leaves have never shown a hint of any color but green.

The woody rootstock can be divided with a saw and loppers in early spring. Self-sows lightly-... read more

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