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Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod) is of special value to bees and butterflies. This is the showiest of the goldenrods but still spreads somewhat aggressively through rhizomes and self-seeding, so carefully watch in your naturalizing garden.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

$ 4.99
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Common Name:  Showy Goldenrod

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Larval Host

Use:  Naturalizing

Light:  Full Sun to Part Sun

Hardiness Zone:  3 to 8  USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Dry to Moist

Flower Time:  Late July - September

Flower Color:  Golden Yellow

Height:  2' - 3'

Notes:  Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod) is, as the common name suggests, the showiest of the goldenrods and not nearly as aggressive as some, but definitely best in a naturalized setting.

Native to east of the Rockies, rare in PA and NJ:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).


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