Goat's Beard
Aruncus dioicus 'Kneiffii'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aruncus (arun-kus) (Info)
Species: dioicus (dy-oh-EE-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Kneiffii

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Newtown, Connecticut

Plainfield, Illinois

Grand Marais, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

International Falls, Minnesota

Isle, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Tangent, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On May 13, 2012, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

This is one of my favorite plants, too. All positive traits, no negatives. Pretty before, during, and after bloom. Will grow in dry shade. Nothing seems to bother it, including deer. Seeds itself just enough that I can keep up with requests from other gardeners. Rock-solid hardy here in the far north. Highly recommended.

Positive

On Sep 28, 2008, gardenlady123 from Plainwell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite plants! Very striking in the early summer. The plume is very white. It lasts for quite a while. Mine is getting rather large, and tall.