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Aruncus

Aruncus (Goatsbeard)

Aruncus blooms in spring and summer with large clusters of tiny white flowers. Aruncus prefers part sun and grows best in sites with average to consistent moisture, with some species found on stream banks.

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The genus Aruncus is small, containing just 4 species. Nonetheless, taxonomists are not satisfied with aruncus and want to either break it apart further or consolidate the 4 species into a single species (and they cannot agree on which to do). Aruncus species are close relatives of spiraea and belong to the same family as roses.

Aruncus prefers part sun and grows best in sites with average to consistent moisture, with some species found on stream banks. Aruncus blooms in spring and summer with large clusters of tiny white flowers in a feather-like inflorescence.

Many people compare aruncus to the more colorful astilbe as the two share a similar appearance and habitat. Aruncus plants have a fine, wispy texture that combines well with aquilegia, arisaema, hosta, zingiber and carex. Aruncus flowers are long-lasting cut flowers and dry well for arrangements. Deer do not find aruncus to be palatable so they leave it alone. When you're ready to buy aruncus, please check out our online listing of aruncus for sale. It is worth noting that Aruncus is a North Carolina native plant.