Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) in the Goldenrods Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

one planted specimen in bloom

Photo gallery:
Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: October 2016one planted specimen in bloom
By ILPARW
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-09-01
By jmorth
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Location: Chicago Botanic GardenDate: 2018-09-01
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: October 2016close-up of foliage and flowers
By ILPARW
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2018 1:16 PM

This Showy Goldenrod is one of the goldenrods called the "Club-like flowered", as the Seaside Goldenrod (S. sempervirens), the Large-leaved Goldenrod (S. macrophylla), and the Stout Goldenrod (S squarrosa). It bears about foot long golden clubs or stout wands in August-September. It has stout, smooth stems and smooth leaves with irregular edges. It is native from Minnesota into New England down into the South US. It is sold by some native plant nurseries and will fit into a standard garden.

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MrsBinWY On July 14, 2017 Potted up
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Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) by Chillybean Aug 10, 2015 11:05 AM 9

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