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Solidago flexicaulis

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Solidago flexicaulis

  • Small flowers cluster near the top of the plant
  • Star-like, yellow blooms
  • Erect stems hold softly hairy, coarsely toothed, oval foliage
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Name is derived from the way the stems "zig-zag" from leaf to leaf.

Goldenrod (Solidago) is unfairly blamed for being the source of pollen or allergens which affect those who suffer from hay fever. Pollen from goldenrod is too heavy to travel by air whereas ragweed pollen, which is released close in time to that of solidago, is easily carried and is the true source of this discomfort. 

Zone:

4

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

30-100 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Zigzag Goldenrod Growing and Maintenance Tips

Found in deciduous woods, along wooded stream banks, it thrives in three to four hours of sun or full shade. Will grow in dry soils, tolerating some drought, loamy, clay or rocky sites. 


Solidago flexicaulis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Summer

Landscape uses

Naturalizing