Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa

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Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
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Genus:  Solidago
This species has open, tree-shaped flower clusters that radiate out like a fountain. It has given rise to S. rugosa 'Fireworks'.  It can grow to 7 feet tall and blooms in mid- to late autumn.  
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Solidago reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow to the wild garden or naturalistic plantings.
Care:  Grow in lean to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead to prevent prolific self-seeding.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Spot anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Naturalizing,
Roadside
Style
Herb Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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