Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus) is a structural plant with white blooms from late spring into early summer. They prefer moist to mesic soil in full sun to part sun but can tolerate some shade. They can grow up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, making them a good choice for structural plants on slopes. Species for underplanting include Rosy Sedge (Carex rosea) and Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica).
Stems can be left standing for winter interest but should be cut to the ground in late-winter or early spring prior to new growth.