Crown of Rays Goldenrod

Solidago 'Crown of Rays'

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.
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4 - 8

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer to Fall
Design IdeasGoldenrod 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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