Solidago caesia

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: August, September, October

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, cottage garden plant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant, shade garden plant

Solidago caesia (wreath goldenrod)
  • Solidago caesia (wreath goldenrod)
  • Solidago caesia (wreath goldenrod)
  • Solidago caesia (wreath goldenrod)
  • Solidago caesia (wreath goldenrod)

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Description

Solidago caesia

Also known as:

wreath goldenrod

,

bluestem goldenrod

,

blue-stemmed goldenrod

Scientific Synonyms:

Solidago axillaris

Description

Solidago caesia is one of the most elegant of goldenrods. Its purplish, gently arching stems are covered in their entirety with loose clusters of bright yellow flowers, the highest concentration of which occurs toward the tips. It has a long blooming period of about a month, ranging from late summer to mid-fall.

Cultivation

Wreath goldenrod is easy to grow and adaptable. It is very tolerant of shaded conditions, performs exceptionally well in part-sun to dappled light, and moist to dry well-drained soil. It might require additional watering when grown in full sun, but is otherwise considered drought resistant. It is not particularly aggressive and is a good selection for a cottage garden or perennial flower bed. Zones 4-9

Propagation

Propagate from seed or division.

Additional Notes

Deer resistant and very attractive to pollinators. Goldenrods get a bad rap for being aggressive, which this one is not, and for triggering allergies, which is utterly false.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: WI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Solidago goldenrod
Species Solidago caesia wreath goldenrod