Solidago sphacelata Golden Fleece


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18" (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
You would not recognize this as a Solidago until it flowers in late summer. It has dense, branched panicles that direct upward and outward whimsically, resembling a mass of elegantly bunched bouquets. Solidago Golden Fleece reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Solidago General Information:

Solidago are perfect for providing fresh blooms in the difficult late summer/early fall time slot and provide a great backdrop for mums and other late bloomers. It has gotten a hayfever reputation because it blooms at the same time as Ragweed - Goldenrod does not aggravate hayfever!

Solidago Plant Care:

Avoid overly rich soils. For compact plants, cut back by 1/2 in June, or pinch back in May. This may delay bloom time. Can be divided every 2 - 3 years in spring. May need frequent division to maintain boundaries in formal border. Spent flower stalks provide winter interest, but can be cut down to prevent over seeding.

$7.95 ea.
(3+) $7.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: SOGF