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Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’

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Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod

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Summary

Golden Fleece autumn goldenrod (Solidago sphacelata‘Golden Fleece’)is a Mt. Cuba Center Introduction and part of the Mt. Cuba Collection™. This compact form ofSolidago sphacelata was discovered in 1985 and introduced by Mt. Cuba Center in 1989. It is an adaptable perennial that will thrive in a wide variety of conditions, from full sun to part-shade and in average to dry soils. ‘Golden Fleece’ autumn goldenrod can be successfully used as an edging or container plant in formal spaces and cottage gardens or incorporated in naturalistic settings as a specimen or groundcover. Condensed flower spikes produce blooms from mid September to October that are frequented by late season pollinators. Great garden companions for Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ Include New England aster (Symphiyotrichum novae-angliae), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), tall ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia), Beadle’s tickseed (Coreopsis palustris), and Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica). Zones 4-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-dry 
  • 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