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Solidago spp., S. hybrids

Common Name(s):
Goldenrod
Cultivar(s):
'Fireworks'
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Goldenrod has been wrongly accused of causing allergies and hay fever, but it actually is ragweed, a nondescript plant flowering at the same time, that causes the problems. Goldenrod hybrids and cultivars are very popular perennials in Europe, and becoming so here. They combine well with blue wood asters (Aster cordifolius) and hardy ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Wildlife Value: Attractive to bees and butterflies and is deer resistant.  Members of the genus Solidago support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asterisAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) braccataAndrena (Cnemidandrena) canadensisAndrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticinctaAndrena (Cnemidandrena) nubeculaAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplexPerdita (Perdita) octomaculataMelissodes (Eumelissodes) fumosusColletes simulansand Colletes solidaginis

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems. Rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spot may occur.

This plant may be confused with: Any other goldenrod speices Solidago spp.

Season:
Late summer to fall
Height:
1.5-6 ft.
Flower Color:
Gold, yellow
Hardiness:
2-8
Propagation:
Division spring, cuttings of cultivars
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained, high organic matter
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
North America, hybrid origin
Tags:
sun, summer, nectar, specialized bees, bees, yellow, birds, gold, pollinator, perennial, honey bees, deer resistant, fall, native bees, butterflies, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 781

Solidago spp., S. hybrids Solidago spp., S. hybrids