|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China, Japan and Northern Europe
Big and bold, yet soft and feathery, intricately detailed and striking (more elegant than a goat’s beard), the dense mass of feather-shaped, handsome rich green herbaceous leaves is borne on tall stems with many brush-like branches. Forming a thicket-like large shrub, the individual leaflets can vary greatly in size, especially large when grown in part shade, making a valuable contribution to jungle-style gardens and looking great in traditional woodland styles.
Its white flowers are borne on branched inflorescences carrying hundreds of tiny individual flowers which attract all pollinators. They have a stunning plume-like shape, making an impact from afar and appearing beautiful up close, where the tassel-like side branches of the flower structures can be seen supporting the masses of starry-looking blooms, each bearing many filamentous stamens.
Particularly lush and effective when planted in dappled shade, where its bright flower colour is most conspicuous, Goat’s Beard is a vigorous perennial. It’s easy to grow in all but heavy wet soils, in full sun or part shade.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1.2m x 80cm
Semi mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years if not pruned 2.5m x 1m