Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet
Soil Description: average, poor, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: July, August, September, October, November
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, drought tolerant, dune plant, fall interest, naturalizing, pond margin plant, rock garden plant, salt tolerant, salt-spray tolerant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant
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Solidago sempervirensAlso known as:
Solidago sempervirens is a species with a highly variable growth habit. It commonly grows up to 4' tall, but under ideal conditions will reach 8' or more. It produces stiff flowering stems that are topped with dense clusters of yellow flowers, that are larger and showier than those of most solidagos. The green foliage is glossy, probably as an adaptation to exposure to salt-spray. The basal foliage is sword-like and can be quite large; up to 22" long and 2 1/2" wide.
Seaside goldenrod is low maintenance, easy to grow and adaptable to poor environments. It prefers full sun, is shade intolerant and can withstand part-shade at best. It is salt tolerant and can be grown in environmental extremes ranging from dry seaside sand dunes, rocky crags and slopes, to wet marshlands. Flower production will actually be best in poor soil, while overly fertile soil will encourage vegetative growth. Pinching the stems early in the season will encourage a more compact appearance. I does not spread vegetatively, but can do so quite aggressively from seed. Cutting the stems back to the ground after flowering will tidy up the overall appearance of the plant and help control unwanted spread. This is a late season bloomer, from July to October depending on geographic location. It will also thrive in temperature extremes ranging from zone 4 (possibly colder) to 11.
Easily propagated from seed. Vegetative clumps are slow to form and are best left undisturbed.
Is an excellent choice for use in more typical settings such as cottage gardens and rock gardens.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: NY
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