Goldenrod

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Goldenrod (Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece')
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Genus:  Solidago
This outstanding cultivar forms a neat, 1-foot tall groundcover. It has dense, branched panicles that splay upward and outward whimsically, resembling a mass of elegantly bunched bouquets. 
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
Rock Garden,
Herb Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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