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Solidago canadensis

Canada Goldenrod

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Canada Goldenrod features yellow flowers, which bloom July-October, providing nectar to native bees, honeybees, and butterflies.

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Canada Goldenrod features yellow flowers, which bloom July-October. This fast-growing perennial is a host for beneficial predatory insects, which prey on garden pest insects in your yard. The dried seeds provide a food source for birds in fall and winter. This plant can spread rapidly by rhizomes (underground stems) and self-seeding. Canada Goldenrod is best used in meadows and naturalized areas of your yard.

Wildlife Value: The nectar provides a food source for native bees, honeybees, and butterflies.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Tall 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: All Regions in NJ

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Barrier Island/Coastal, Pinelands

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Dry

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Dry

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 5 ft

Spread: 1 - 5 ft

Growth Rate: Fast