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Goldenrod
Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solidago (so-li-DAY-go) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Lemon
Additional cultivar information:(PP17297, aka Dansolitlem)
Hybridized by Danziger
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Perris, California

Sacramento, California

Parker, Colorado

Peoria, Illinois

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Kasota, Minnesota

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hereford, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Springfield, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Little Lemon' is a shorter goldenrod than most with a somewhat nicer flower. Blooms from July - September in my garden.

Positive

On Jul 26, 2011, boopie2 from Springfield, VA wrote:

Bought this from the local nursery..first year had a bad rust. After planting, it came back in spring rust free. Started blooming early summer love the color (light yellow) It IS compact if you get the correct cultivar. I trim it back after flowering and I get repeat blooms. Will buy more.

Neutral

On May 20, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a likable goldenrod. The color is light yellow of course and it lasts a very long time in late summer-fall. DOES NOT CAUSE ALLERGIES, that is ragweed that flowers at the same time. All solidago pollen is spread by direct physical forces/touch and not wind. This is the first spring in the ground after planting last summer. The plant is already getting ready to flower here in late June, early July. One problem I have had is my plants do not stay 12" tall, they get closer to 24-26" tall and fall apart. I may not have the true to name cultivar.