Goat's beard make an excellent garden plant, pretty in their own right, but also as a foil for other plants. Typically grown for the fluffy white flowers and divided foliage, with more cultivars available now providing a great range of hues on the foliage, like Aruncus 'Horatio'. Smaller forms can be used towards the front of the border like Aruncus aethusifolius. Enjoying a good soil, retaining some moisture, where it will take a sunny location. Similar to Astilbe, but generally bigger and more muted in colour.