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Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Native Plants

Fireworks Wrinkle-Leaf Goldenrod

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Summary

Fireworks wrinkle-leaf goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’) is a striking, clump-forming perennial with stiff lateral electric-yellow inflorescences in early to mid autumn that are reminiscent of exploding fireworks. This tough and robust cultivar of wrinkle-leaf goldenrod performs very well in full sun and seasonally dry soils reaching 3-4’ tall. Fireworks wrinkle-leaf goldenrod attracts many pollinating insects when flowering. It blooms for up to two weeks and is an excellent perennial border or meadow companion for broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’), and Bluebird smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laevevar. laeve‘Bluebird’). Zones 4-8.  


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-summer-to-early-fall
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown 

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