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Solidago sempervirens

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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

Height: 2'-8'

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

Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)
  • Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)
  • Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)
  • Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)
  • Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)

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Description

Solidago sempervirens

Also known as:

seaside goldenrod

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Scientific Synonyms:

Description

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.

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Easily propagated from seed. Vegetative clumps are slow to form and are best left undisturbed.

Additional Notes

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

Native Range:
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

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 sempervirens seaside goldenrod