Aaron's Beard (Calycinum)

The Aaron's Beard (Calycinum) is generally described as a perennial subshrub or shrub. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Aaron's Beard (Calycinum) has green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with conspicuous fruits or seeds. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Aaron's Beard (Calycinum) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate.

The Aaron's Beard (Calycinum) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -43°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Subshrub, Shrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Rhizomatous
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 0.8
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -43
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 30–30 inches/yr
Planting Density 2700–19000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 130 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA