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Common Perennials

Goldenrod
Solidago rugosa

Goldenrod 'Fireworks'
Goldenrod 'Fireworks'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
2 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Upright plants with masses of yellow flowers. Excellent addition to the garden for late summer and fall color.

Culture

Moist well-drained soil in full sun location

Cultivars

'Fireworks' 2-3 feet tall, spreading clump, yellow flowers

'Golden Fleece' 18-24 inches tall, compact spreading clump, yellow flowers

'Crown of Ray' 18-24 inches tall, compact, flowers tend to be flattened and radiate outward, yellow flowers

Notes

Spreading types need division to keep them in bounds. Tolerant of tough sites and dry soils. Limit fertilizer or they get tall and floppy. Attacts butterflies.