Crown of Rays Goldenrod
Solidago 'Crown of Rays'
|Description||A robust, easy-care plant with deep green foliage and vibrant flowers that cloak the stems - perfect for adding sunny color to a border or naturalized garden. The large, rich yellow-gold, flattened panicle flowers are a striking addition to cut flower arrangements. Very useful for brightening a late summer or fall bed. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Midsummer to Fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Goldenrod is an outstanding plant offering valuable late season color in the perennial border. It's also equally at home in wild gardens or in a prairie setting with grasses and wildflowers. The natives were brought into cottage and country gardens early on for their vivid color. Spot into fence line beds, planting islands in the lawn and foundation beds for front and back yard. Even works well in some rock garden settings and bright sunny spots in gaps of woodlands.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): Coneflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)|
|Care||Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Plant in an area with good air circulation; do not overcrowd. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular water, but tolerates moderate drought. Feed in early spring. Seldom requires staking.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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