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Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solidago (so-li-DAY-go) (Info)
Species: sphacelata (spass-el-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Fleece

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive stormyla On Nov 10, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've had this plant for 4 years. It is a great end of summer, early fall bloomer. It's vivid yellow color really brightens the bed. It's contained low growth habit is very useful at the front of the bed.

Regional...

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

Bessemer, Alabama
Florence, Alabama
Griffin, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Florence, Mississippi
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lewisville, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin



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