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Solidago uliginosa, Bog Goldenrod

Solidago uliginosa 

Bog Goldenrod 

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Average to fairly wet soils
  • 36” to 60” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Summer to Fall blooming
  • Ontario Native, Meadow species, does well in high moisture settings

Still new to me, grown from seeds from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library and Prairie Moon Nursery

A very narrow, upright Goldenrod that would be visually striking alongside the taller species of Liatris (Blazing Star). While the Missouri Botanical Garden website (a very good resource) describes them as rhizomatous (spreading through underground stems) the pictures I’m seeing online are all of relatively small clumps or sparse patches, which suggests to me that these are one of the less competitive species of Goldenrod.

Based on their preference for sunny, high moisture settings, I’d suggest planting them with Joe-Pye-Weed, Swamp Rose mallow, Dense Blazing Star Cardinal Flower and Great Blue Lobelia.

Photos by Joshua Mayer and Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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