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Solidago flexicaulis / Zigzag Goldenrod (Aster Family)

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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 to 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