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Solidago caesia

In early autumn, this species produces elegant, wand-shaped flowerheads atop wiry stems with blue-green, linear leaves. It is found in open woods and along woodland edges, and prefers some shade. It responds well to rich soil, but can tolerate dry soil also. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSolidago reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow to the wild garden or naturalistic plantings. 

CareGrow in lean to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; some species prefer shade. Deadhead to prevent prolific self-seeding.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall.

ProblemsSpot anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots.

  • Genus : Solidago
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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