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Wreath Goldenrod

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Wreath Goldenrod features small yellow flowers, which bloom August-September.

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Wreath Goldenrod features small yellow flowers, which bloom August-September. This woodland species tolerates some shade, but blooms best in full sun. Wreath Goldenrod does not spread aggressively, as do some other species of goldenrod. Wreath Goldenrod is host to beneficial predatory insects, which prey on garden pest insects in your yard. Use Wreath Goldenrod in woodland borders, wild gardens, butterfly gardens, and meadows.

Wildlife Value: The flower nectar provides an important food source for native bees, honeybees, and butterflies. The dried seeds provide a food source for birds in fall and winter.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Bluestem Goldenrod

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Summer, Late Summer to Fall

Bloom Colors: Yellow

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Ridge & Valley - RV, Coastal Plain - CP

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Pinelands

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Dry

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Dry

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1.5 - 3 ft

Spread: 1.5 - 3 ft

Growth Rate: Medium