This is one of the smallest species of goldenrod, topping out at only 4 to 6 inches high in poor soils, and 2 feet high in fertile soils. It is considered a garden-worthy species, with gray-green leaves that form clumps and languid, one-sided yellow plumes. It is tolerant of both sandy and clay soils.
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 to 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 : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Fall
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : Yellow