Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)
    Aster Family
    This diminutive goldenrod is one of the most shade tolerant species and will fit right into the woodland garden. Bright yellow flowers bloom starting in late summer, and continue into early fall. This can be an aggressive spreader in ideal conditions, but the benefits of goldenrods to the ecosystem make it worth it. Prefers organically rich soil in part shade, but may stay in check if planted in poor soil. Pairs well with Green and Gold, American Alumroot, Eastern Columbine, and Blue Monkshood.
    Blooms:Yellow, 4-6 weeks, July-Sept.
    Leaves: Dark green leaves alternately placed on a zigzag stem
    Height: 1-3’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Dry-Moist, somewhat rich, but not too picky
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: High wildlife value, attractive to most insects, moth host plant, seeds for birds
    Seeds:Typical white achenes
    Deer Resistance: Medium
    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Mountains, rare in the Piedmont
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown