Aruncus 'Horatio'

Aruncus 'Horatio' - Goatsbeard from Hoffie Nursery
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Goatsbeard

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

This is the perfect mid-sized Goatsbeard. Creamy-white, astilbe-like flowers appear in summer. Foliage turns red with cool temperatures. Is tolerant of dry shade. Attracts pollinators.

Height

24-36 in

Spread

20-24 in

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Ernest Pagels hybridized Asiatic Aruncus aesthusifolius and the Midwestern native Aruncus dioicus to create this midsized plant.

'Horatio' can host the larvae of the dusty azure butterfly.

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Does well in organic soils and part shade. Impressive in a mass.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Lungwort (Pulmonaria ), Lenten Rose (Helleborus ), Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex morrowii), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Maiden Hair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Coral Bells (Heuchera )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Organic
Moist but well-drained
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