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USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Typically held upright, this rhizomatous plant will tend to flop if given excessive moisture and nutrients. True to its name, the single, showy inflorescence is up to 1' long, consisting of an erect panicle of small, yellow compound flowers. Bees are particularly attracted to this goldenrod as well as the caterpillars of many moths. 


Height:

4 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Solidago speciosa Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Pollinators

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • September
  • October

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SOSP2