Zones: 3 to 9
Light: Shade to Sun
Bloom Time: Late spring / Early summer
Height: 30″ to 60″
Spread: 40″ to 48″
Goat’s Beard is a tall native perennial that thrives in the shade and looks a lot like Astilbe.
It has creamy white lacy blossoms that float above delicate serrated dark green foliage on a hardy plant which thrives in part shade.
Goat’s Beard can take a couple of years to get going in your garden. But once it is established, it is easy to care for and covers the plant in blooms every year.
This perennial comes in a male and a female version, with the male plants having showier flowers. Most aren’t labelled as such, so it helps to buy them when they’re blooming to get the kind you want.
Try to plant it in its “forever home” as this perennial doesn’t like to be moved.