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Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod)

Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod

Solidago canadensis, Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod, Fall perennials, Fall Flowers, Yellow flowers
Solidago canadensis, Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod, Fall perennials, Fall Flowers, Yellow flowers
Solidago canadensis, Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod, Fall perennials, Fall Flowers, Yellow flowers
Solidago canadensis, Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod, Fall perennials, Fall Flowers, Yellow flowers
solidago canadensis, Goldenrod

Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod) is a rhizomatous, spreading perennial boasting tall, upright, central stems clad with narrowly lance-shaped, sharply-toothed, green leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm). In late summer to late fall, it bears densely packed clusters of yellow flowers along one side of arching branches. Attractive to bees and butterflies, Canada 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.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade, in average, slightly acidic, dry to medium, well-drained soils.
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall 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 beetles, aphids, rust, powdery mildew and leaf spot.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Solidago
Common names Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Southwest, California, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Solidago bicolor (White Goldenrod)
Solidago gigantea (Early Goldenrod)
Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod)
Euthamia occidentalis (Western Goldentop)
Solidago caesia (Wreath Goldenrod)
Euthamia graminifolia (Grass-Leaved Goldenrod)

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Solidago (Goldenrod)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Solidago
Common names Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Southwest, California, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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