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Misty Lace Goatsbeard

Aruncus 'Misty Lace'

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Misty Lace Goatsbeard (Aruncus 'Misty Lace') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Aruncus 'Misty Lace' flowers

Aruncus 'Misty Lace' flowers

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Misty Lace Goatsbeard (Aruncus 'Misty Lace') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Aruncus 'Misty Lace' in bloom

Aruncus 'Misty Lace' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Goat's Beard

Description:

Showy, creamy white plume-like flowers on reddish stems; this compact plant has attractive ferny foliage; it does great in moist areas of the garden and doesn't like to dry out

Ornamental Features

Misty Lace Goatsbeard has masses of beautiful plumes of creamy white flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive deeply cut ferny leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Misty Lace Goatsbeard is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Misty Lace Goatsbeard is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Misty Lace Goatsbeard will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 12 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover  Bog 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features