Solidago speciosa, Showy Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa, Showy Goldenrod

An easy to grow Missouri native perennial, Showy Goldenrod, Solidago speciosa, naturally is found in fields, prairies and bright woods. Dense flower clusters loaded with bright yellow blossoms top stiff, reddish stems with narrow leaves. Flowers appear in mid to late summer. Named for it being one of the showiest of the Goldenrods. An excellent plant for the perennial garden, prairie, meadow or native garden, or for naturalized areas.

It prefers full sun to light shade. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.

A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.

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Additional Information

Botanical Name

Solidago speciosa

Common Name

Showy Goldenrod

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Midsummer, Late Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-36″

Width

24-36″

Uses

Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Soil

Average, Clay, Dry

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial