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Solidago speciosa

Native Plants

Showy Goldenrod

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Showy goldenrod is an under-appreciated but very elegant goldenrod that should be used more in our gardens. It has beautiful soft yellow upright panicles of flowers atop 3-5’ tall stems with rich deep green foliage. It blooms from mid-September to mid-October. Solidago speciosa is clump-forming and not aggressive like some other species of goldenrod. It prefers full sun and well-drained conditions but is tolerant of many soil types. Showy goldenrod is lovely for the perennial border or the native meadow garden in combination with Schizachyrium scoparium, Andropogon virginicus, Sporobolus heterolepis, Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’, Liatris pilosa var. pilosa, and Physostegia virginiana ‘Vivid’.

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    average, dry 
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    early-fall, mid-fall
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    green, tan