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Solidago ptarmicoides  - White Goldenrod

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Sandy-Loam, Gravely

Height: 1 - 2 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Prairies, Alvars (open limestone area) along the Great Lakes, Rocky cliffs. This plant is found in high quality natural areas.

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Drought resistant, Rock Gardens

Complimentary Plants: Little Bluestem, Hoary Vervain, Black-eyed Susan

Wildlife Value: The flowers attract many kinds of butterflies, skippers and moths

Seed Origin: Coldwater, ON (Wildlfower Farm seed supplier)

Germination Code: A


Photo credits: #1 by Eric Hunt

Solidago ptarmicoides - White Goldenrod

  • This goldenrod is very unusual because it looks like an aster, and it was even classified as an aster for many years. It is a drought tolerant plant that would make a nice addition to a rock garden or planting in dry sunny areas. 

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