When you think of the fringes of a wooded area, think Aruncus. With delicate ivory plumes that make sterling cut flowers, Goat’s Beard is similar to Astilbe, although its sprightly form is more open. A natural beside a pool or stream, this trouble-free perennial favors moist soil, but can handle drier sites and some wind.
Brimming with finery, yet remarkably steadfast, this choice perennial was bred by noted German nurseryman, Ernest Pagels. ‘Horatio’ is a meticulously crafted cross between Aruncus aethusifolius and Aruncus dioicus, praised for its unique sparkling spikes of tiny cream-colored blooms, which splay out in a horizontal fashion from upright bronze-tinted stems. Fresh green fern-like foliage forms a bushy base beneath the airy star-shaped flowers.
Size: 3' 0" – 3-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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