Alphabetical Plant Listing

Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod)

Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod


Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod) is a rhizomatous, spreading perennial boasting tall, upright, central stems clad with narrowly lance-shaped leaves, 4-6 in. long (10-15 cm), usually with small teeth along the margins. In the fall, it bears densely packed clusters of dark yellow flowers along one side of arching branches. One plant can produce as many as 1500 small yellow flower heads in a large conical array. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and beetles, Tall Goldenrod provides a bold splash of color in the late season garden. Easy to grow and low care, this handsome species spreads quickly by creeping rhizomes and self-seeding to form dense colonies. It is a good choice for prairies and meadows. Solidago altissima is the state wildflower of South Carolina.

  • Grows up to 2-6 ft. tall (60-180 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils.Does well in dry soil and sites that have been disturbed by humans. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • Vital ingredient of late season cottage gardens, prairies and meadows where it adds color and texture.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to avoid self-seeding.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew.
  • Propagate by seed or division of clumps.
  • Native to North America.

Not sure which Solidago - Goldenrods to pick?
Compare All Solidago - Goldenrods

Buy Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod)

Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 2' – 6' (60cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Solidago - Goldenrods

Guides with Solidago - Goldenrods


Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 2' – 6' (60cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Solidago - Goldenrods

Guides with Solidago - Goldenrods

Plant Calculator

How many Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.