Best grown in moist, fertile, organically rich soils in full sun to part shade. Foliage decline can occur rapidly if soils are permitted to dry out. Prefers part shade, particularly in the southern part of its growing range. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom, but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, flower stalks may be left in place to enjoy the continuing ornamental effect of the dried seed plumes.
|Height||9" to 12"|
|Light Requirements||Full sun part shade|
|Bloom time||May to June|
|Zone||3 to 9|
This dwarf goat's beard is a clump-forming perennial which typically grows to only 12" tall.
Astilbe-like plumes of tiny, creamy white flowers rise above the foliage to 12" tall in late spring.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot.
Ground cover or edging. Partly shaded areas of rock gardens, border fronts, woodland gardens or shade gardens.
All info from Missouri Botanical Garden