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Solidago - 'Golden Wings' (Golden Rod)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Solidago - Cultivation Notes

Prefers full to partial sun on free draining soil but tough enough to flourish on poorer heavy soils. That said soil improvement via mulching will help, as will summer staking for taller varieties.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Solidago:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Solidago

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
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