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Solidago juncea

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This is the first goldenrod to bloom, featuring bright yellow, plume-like panicles in midsummer. It has dark green leaves along reddish stems, which form a vase-shaped clump when mature. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsS. juncea is the earliest blooming goldenrod.

CareGrow in lean to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead to prevent prolific self-seeding. It will not tolerate alkaline, clay soils.

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
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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