Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

(Solar Cascade Goldenrod)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Solidago shortii, commonly known as Short’s goldenrod, is on the Federal Endangered Species list.  ‘Solar Cascade’ was developed by the Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Garden Native Endangered Plant Program as part of its efforts to save the species. ‘Solar Cascade’ is a clump-forming perennial with short rhizomes that spread less aggressively than other goldenrods. It has arching panicles of small bright golden yellow flowers that attract butterflies and bees and is drought tolerant once established.

Description

Best grown in moist, gravelly, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best performance is in full sun. Plants will slowly spread by rhizomes to form colonies. Plants will also self seed, but are self-incompatible and need a pollinator. Cross-pollination occurs by insects (soldier beetle is reportedly a primary pollinator).

Additional information

Common Name

Solar Cascade Goldenrod

Botanical Name

Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

24-30"

Width

18-24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer to early fall

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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