CT RG P
Soil: Rich, Well-drained
Moisture: Moist to Average
Light: Full Sun
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Width: 1 to 2 feet
Landscape Value: Good for woodland edges, rain gardens, perennial borders, meadows, and roadsides. Best grown in less managed, naturalized areas or large spaces. Useful for erosion control.
A pollinator favorite! Not a true goldenrod, this bushy, clumping perennial has narrow, grass-like leaves and open, flat-topped clusters of yellow flowers that bloom late July to September. Flowers bloom gradually rather than simultaneously, with older flowers turning brown and younger flowers still in bud. Spreads by underground stems (rhizomes) to form colonies and may become aggressive in ideal moist, sunny locations. Tolerates poor soil, dry soil, partial shade, black walnut, and some drought, once established. Seeds attract goldfinch, swamp sparrows, and other small songbirds. Attracts numerous pollinators including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, and beetles. Also attracts praying mantises which prey on other insects. Larval host to several moth species. Makes a good cut flower.
Landscape plugs, 2″ wide by 5″ deep, sold in quantities of 5 or 10
Native Plant Trust (photo by Glen Mittelhauser)
North Creek Nurseries