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Solidago rugosa

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This species has open, tree-shaped flower clusters that radiate out like a fountain. It has given rise to S. rugosa ‘Fireworks’.  It can grow to 7 feet tall and blooms in mid- to late autumn.  

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. Deadhead to prevent prolific self-seeding.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall.

ProblemsSpot anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots.

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