Dense green foliage of Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod) grown as LP50 landscaping plugs.

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod) Unity Grown

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Solidago speciosa, commonly called showy goldenrod for its large, showy spikes of golden yellow flowers, is a common North American goldenrod species that blooms from the late summer into the fall. At a relatively compact, upright size of two to three feet tall, showy goldenrod can easily add another foot to its height with its incredible floral display, and its profuse flowers don't go unnoticed by pollinators, with the plant acting as a food source and host plant to a number of flies, beetles, bees, and butterflies.

Not as aggressive as some goldenrod species, Solidago speciosa mainly reproduces by seed, and requires medium dry sandy loams and full sun or part shade to put on the best floral show. Though not as aggressive as some species, showy goldenrod can become more aggressive in nutrient rich, moister soils; as with all goldenrods, Solidago speciosa is environmental hardy and tolerant of a variety of factors including poor, rocky soils, drought conditions, and deer browsing.

Straight Species, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry, Medium, and Well-drained
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay, Poor, Rocky, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant and Drought Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Meadow, and Rock Garden

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