Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, poor, loam, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, naturalizing, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Solidago sphacelataAlso known as:
At 2' tall, Solidago sphacelata is a medium height, compact flowering ornamental. It produces stiff arching stems, terminally divided to bear plumes of small yellow flowers. These will put on quite a show in late summer through mid-fall. The foliage is dark-green, heart-shaped, and dense.
Autumn goldenrod is easy to grow. It performs wonderfully in typical, moist, well-drained, rich garden settings, such as are found in cottage gardens. Yet it is also tolerant of dry conditions and poor soil. A good choice for a sunny rock garden, or dry perennial flower border. It spreads by rhizomes, forming dense colonies that can be an effective groundcover. Blooms August to October. Zones 5-7
Propagate from seed in fall, or by division in spring.
It has been falsely believed that goldenrods cause hay fever, when in fact it is the pollen from other concurrent plants, such as ragweed, that are causing allergic reactions.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NC, OH, TN, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: OH
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