Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks')
sol-ih-DAY-go roo-GO-sah
Genus:  Solidago

This eye-catching cultivar has flower clusters that radiate out in all directions and resemble streaming yellow fireworks. Its form is truly unique and enchanting. It reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow. It grows to 5 feet tall and provides good structure in the garden all year.

Care: 

Grow in lean to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; some species prefer shade. 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
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Bees,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Roadside
Style
Herb Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'