Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

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Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)
sol-ih-DAY-go spee-see-OH-sah
Genus:  Solidago
This garden-worthy species has dramatic, bright yellow flowers that are arranged into erect, pointed clusters. It has deep reddish stems that grow to 3 feet tall. It blooms in late summer and early 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 or part shade. Deadhead to prevent prolific self-seeding.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Spot anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
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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