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