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'Peter Pan' Goldenrod Solidago virgaurea 'Peter Pan'

Other Common Name(s):

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so-li-DAY-go virg-AW-ree-uh
Description

Providing late season color, goldenrod is a native wildflower blooming in the late summer to fall.  Once established, they are drought tolerant.  

Hybridized in Germany, 'Peter Pan' Goldenrod is a dwarf cultivar in the daisy. It is also known as 'Goldstrahl'.  Graceful sprays of tiny bright yellow flowers appear in late summer into fall near the ends of branches. Many types of pollinators are attracted to the flowers.

This goldenrod is small enough to use near the front of the border to provide late-season blooms. It isn't too picky about soil types as long as they have good drainage. Plant in full sun to partial shade. In warmer climates, afternoon shade to protect from direct sun is critical.  Drought tolerant once established and deer and rabbits tend to ignore it.

To have a more compact form of goldenrod, your plant can be cut back by half its size in early summer.  Pinching back in late spring will also make the plant my bushy and will increase the plant's branching.

Blooming at the same time, it is sometimes confused with Ragweed.  However, Goldenrod does not cause allergies.  Its sticky pollen is transferred between plants by bees, not by the wind.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious issues.  Rust, powdery mildew and leaf spot are occasional issues.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Pollinator Garden- Full Sun
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#dwarf#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#perennial flowers#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#cutting garden#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#mildew resistant#flowers late summer#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#compact#herbaceous wildflower#perennial#butterflies#bees#butterfly#cut flower#cutting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#dwarf#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#perennial flowers#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#cutting garden#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#mildew resistant#flowers late summer#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#compact#herbaceous wildflower#perennial#butterflies#bees#butterfly#cut flower#cutting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solidago
    Species:
    virgaurea
    Family:
    Asteracae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Germany
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Buds with a green tint open to sprays of tiny bright yellow blooms in late summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are medium green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Insect Pests
    Poor Soil
    Rabbits
    Salt