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Solidago sempervirens (Seaside Goldenrod)

Seaside Goldenrod, Northern Seaside Goldenrod, Salt-Marsh Goldenrod, Evergreen Goldenrod


A most striking goldenrod, Solidago sempervirens (Seaside Goldenrod) is a herbaceous perennial wildflower forming a tight clump of narrow, evergreen basal leaves topped by leafy, erect or arching stalks. Blooming in late summer to fall, they bear terminal or upper axillary, one-sided clusters packed with large, bright deep-yellow flowers. The fleshy, waxy leaves are quite large, 12 in. long or more (30 cm), and deter salt and sand penetration. Seaside Goldenrod is an excellent nectar source for bees, honeybees, and butterflies. Its dried seeds provide a food source for birds. Adding a bold splash of color in the late season garden, Seaside Goldenrod is easy to grow, low care and trouble free. This goldenrod species does not spread by rhizomes or become invasive. Resistant to salt spray, it is a good choice for seaside gardens and coastal landscapes.

  • Grows up to 2-8 ft. tall (60-240 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in sandy, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of standing water, and drought, this plant is highly salt tolerant.
  • A beautiful plant for coastal gardens, butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Pinch the growing tips in early summer for a more compact plant.
  • Propagate by seed or by division.
  • Native to the coastal areas of eastern North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 8' (60cm – 240cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden

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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 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 8' (60cm – 240cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden

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