Solidago flexicaulis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, Part shade, shade, sun
Soils: Average, dry, moist
Bloom Time: Yellow in August, September, October
Size: 1-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread

Compact pollinator plant that is shade tolerant and well-suited for a wildlife or shade garden or a natural area. Zigzag Goldenrod is good for massing and will spread by seed unless it is deadheaded. Does not require mulching because it is adapted to dry conditions. Semievergreen basal leaves provide erosion control.

Garden Companions

Goldenrods (Solidago spp.), Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Nature Benefits

• Seeds attract Swamp Sparrows, Pine Siskins, and Meadow Mice
• Host plants for some moth caterpillar species
• Nectar plant for native bees, wasps, butterflies, and pollinating flies

Native Habitat

Occurs in forests, protected slopes, wooded shores of rivers or lakes.

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