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Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aruncus 'Horatio'

Other names

Goat's beard 'Horatio'

Genus

Aruncus Aruncus

Variety or Cultivar

'Horatio' _ 'Horatio' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with finely-divided, mid-green leaves and upright, bronze, stems bearing loose panicles of tiny, cream flowers in early to midsummer.


Aruncus 'Horatio' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Black-fly , Leaf-mining sawflies Black-fly , Leaf-mining sawflies

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent unwanted seedlings.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Aruncus 'Horatio'

Other names

Goat's beard 'Horatio'

Genus

Aruncus Aruncus

Variety or Cultivar

'Horatio' _ 'Horatio' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with finely-divided, mid-green leaves and upright, bronze, stems bearing loose panicles of tiny, cream flowers in early to midsummer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Black-fly , Leaf-mining sawflies

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent unwanted seedlings.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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