Goldenrod

September 22, 2013

I have three stands of goldenrod that are very golden these days.

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Solidago Rugosa ‘Fireworks’ – Goldenrod.

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Goldenrod close up

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Goldenrod next to blue berries of viburnum dentatum arrowwood – ‘Chicago Lustre.’

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Last year the boltonia was crowding out the growing serviceberry bush, so this year I just let one stalk grow.  On the right you can barely see the pink seed heads of calamagrostis brachytricha.  A lot of ornamental grasses have seed heads in the garden now, but I will save those for another post.

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Another shrub with berries is the hicksii yew.  I don’t think these red berries will last long on the bushes.

Some of the mums are starting to bloom.  Stay tuned…

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4 Responses to “Goldenrod”

  1. pbmgarden said

    Your Goldenrod is very nice. The roadsides have been glowing with it for several weeks, making me wonder about adding it to the garden, but I worry about whether it is easy to control?

    • The goldenrod that I am growing is a cultivar – ‘Fireworks.’ It grows in a clump which gradually increases in size each year. You can just pull out some of the outside plants in the spring if you want to decrease the clump. I have wondered about having native goldenrod, but have not tried that yet.

  2. Annette said

    Solidago hasn’t got a great reputation where I live so I wonder jst like Susie whether you find it easy to control? Nice plant

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