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Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

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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 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 or part 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 : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • 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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