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Solidago stricta

Phonetic Spelling
so-li-DAY-go STRIK-tah
Description

Wand Goldenrod is an herbaceous perennial wildflower. Goldenrod easily grows in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun and is native to sandy pine barrens and wet coastal plain areas from New Jersey to Texas. It can be grown from seed and will self-seed in the garden. It is a rhizomatous, spreading plant and may need some control through annual cutbacks. It can be found in the Piedmont and coastal areas of NC.

Plant Wand Goldenrod in moist sites in well-drained soils in full sun. It tolerates deer and clay soil and attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Use in bogs, along streams and ponds or in rain gardens.

Goldenrod was thought to cause hay fever. However, the true culprit responsible for the wind-blown pollen that causes the allergic reaction is ragweed.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spot can occur. Plants can be aggressive in optimum growing conditions.

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#yellow#rain garden#fall flowers#perennial#yellow flowers#native perennial#orange flowers#stream banks#pond margins#fire#medium flammability#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#bogs#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#NC Native Pollinator Plant#clay soils tolerant
 
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Tags:
#yellow#rain garden#fall flowers#perennial#yellow flowers#native perennial#orange flowers#stream banks#pond margins#fire#medium flammability#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#bogs#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#NC Native Pollinator Plant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solidago
    Species:
    stricta
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Central and Eastern USA
    Distribution:
    AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TX , VA
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Attract butterflies and other pollinators.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    tolerates deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Blooms August through October with narrow, erect, plume-like clusters (to 10 inches long) of yellow, daisy-like flowers that seem to climb up the length of stems rising to 3 to 6 feet tall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Basal leaves are lance-shaped to 8” long and stem leaves are small, erect, and are pressed upward against the stem, giving a wand-like appearance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Poor Soil