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Sensational display of tiny, yellow cascading flowers.
Solidago rugosa Fireworks can make the back of your border a focal point with a sensational display of yellow cascading flowers from late summer to frost. Gorgeous in the garden with sedum Autumn Joy and blue asters. Foliage turns bronze when stems appear.
This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
The time of the year when this product normally blooms.
Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.
Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
Start Indoors Fall
Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
Start Outdoors Fall
Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
First Date: Mar-28 - Last Date: May-16
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Solidago: Potted Perennial Plant
How to Plant
Planting in the Garden:
Select a location in full sun with well-drained soil. Solidago performs best in poor, dry soils.
Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
Use the plant tag as a location marker.
Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
How to Grow
Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.
Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
In colder regions, apply another layer of mulch (1-2 inches) after the ground freezes in fall. Evergreen boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch in the spring.
Many gardeners do not cut back perennial flower seed heads in the fall, but wait until early spring before the new foliage appears. This provides food for wildlife over the winter.
Plants can be vigorous, divide every 2-3 years.
Do not fertilize, plants prefer poor soils.
Solidago is a great cut flower. Grow it in beds, borders and wildflower meadows. Combine with other late season bloomers such as blue asters and fall blooming sedum.
Deer, Drought, Poor Soil
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Solidago, Fireworks is rated
3.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Just received itWhat a high quality plant. This is my first time buying from this site, I can not believe what a generous and healthy plant I received. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Very happy with service.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 3 out of
Deer FoodOrdered 5 of these for a perennial border. "Deer resistant" is just a relative term, however,
the deer like these plants so much, they have eaten them down to the ground. If the crowns have not been damaged beyond repair, were hoping to recover some of them by adding protection over them.
3 stars because we'll have to wait and see.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of
Great plantsI ordered this plant this spring. When the plants arrived they were in excellent condition and twice as big as the same plants from another supplier. I have only one complaint and that is, the labels fell out of the pots. I'm familiar with what I ordered so I know which plants are which. I will definitely order from Burpee again whereas, I won't from the other place.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 1 out of
Poor shipping techniqueI received my 24" plant in a 12" box so it was kinked in the middle. The soil in the pot was completely dry and dumped out in the box leaving dried up root hairs and roots. There was no attempt to preserve moisture or keep the soil intact. The plant looked so pathetic that I transplanted it into one of my pots and put it into a 5 gal. bucket for support. The plant is all leafed out so I am not sure why they sent it so late. I would have preferred an bare root earlier in the growing season. Since it is a weed I am hoping it will survive. Wanted to use the plant to attract insects to the garden. Hope it is not invasive like the natives here in Montana. Of course they don't tell you that.
Date published: 2011-05-18
Rated 5 out of
Solidago aka Golden RodI bought this some years ago for my garden and it has done extremely well. It comes back each year. It does so well I have to cut it back because it will overtake your garden. It's bloom is just like the picture, beautiful tiny yellow flowers on tall green stem. This was a favourite of my dad's in the garden in England. Does well in California. Would recommend this product and am thinking about buying more for a spot in the garden that has bad soil.