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Native Plant Guide

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Solidago canadensis

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 4 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

This four foot tall perennial herb is best grown in masses in meadow, roadside or border plantings for late summer, early fall color. Pyramidal clusters of flowers are bright, golden yellow. It seems to prefer poor soils with good drainage.

Keywords: aggressive, birds, butterflies, drought tolerant, fast, fire-resistant , perennial (non-woody), spreading, upright, yellow

Plans that use this plant:Moist, sunny