Species Name: Solidago speciosa
Common Name: Showy Goldenrod
Zone: 3 to 8
Light: Full Sun to Partial
Soil Moisture: Medium to
Soil Types: Sand, Loam,
Clay but well drained
Fertility: Medium to Poor
Bloom Time: August to
Habit: Showy Goldenrod produces
12Ó long wands of bright yellow flowers in late summer
that attract numerous
pollinator insects. Although rhizomatous it tends to grow as a clump
stems and seldom becomes aggressive.
Its tolerance for poor dry soils and late season bloom
make it a
desirable component of any meadow planting.
It combines well with other late season
plants such as asters and grasses.