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Solidago rugosa

Solidago rugosa

Wrinkleleaf / Rough Stem Goldenrod

  • Full sun to part shade (they do quite well in part shade).
  • Dry to moist conditions. Tolerant of seasonal flooding.
  • 36 to 52" in height and 18" to 36" wide.
  • Meadow or woodland settings or in a garden with other, vigorous species (could overwhelm some more delicate plants)

These are a tall goldenrod, 3’ to 4’-6” in the areas that I’ve seen them, that bloom in late August and into September. Overlapping nicely with the end of the blooming season of Cardinal Flower, as you can see.
While they grow perfectly well in average moisture, or even dry-ish locations, they really seem to thrive in damp, dappled shade. Even the ones I noticed in dry areas were in part shade. The ones growing alongside the lobelia are in an area that floods seasonally and the patch in the background of the orange Jewelweed photo are saturated until mid June each year.
If you have a swale or other damp area that you’d like to convert from turf to pollinator garden, I would recommend this Goldenrod, Great Blue Lobelia, Cardinal Flower, Boneset, Joe-Pye weed, Blue Flag, Swamp Rosemallow, red Beebalm, and Swamp Milkweed for a patch of flowers that would bloom beautifully, coexist well and be a buffet for pollinators and nectar feeders.

The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.