Species Name: Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy Goldenrod

Zone: 3 to 8

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to Bone dry

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay but well drained

Fertility: Medium to Poor

pH: N/A

Bloom Time: August to October

Habit: Showy Goldenrod produces 12 long wands of bright yellow flowers in late summer
that attract numerous pollinator insects. Although rhizomatous it tends to grow as a clump
of upright stems and seldom becomes aggressive.  Its tolerance for poor dry soils and late season bloom
make it a desirable component of any meadow planting. 
It combines well with other late season plants such as asters and grasses.

  Solidago speciosa

 

Solidago speciosa