Solidago flexicaulis (Zigzag goldenrod)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 1′ to 3′

Bloom Months: Aug, Sept

Color: Yellow

Sun: Partial, Shade

Moisture: Dry, Mesic

Soil:  Clay, Loam, Sand

Host: many moths

Attracts/Benefits: Bees, Wasps, Butterflies, woodland songbirds, some upland gamebirds

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

30 in stock

SKU: 1007 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Zig-Zag Goldenrod is the perfect for those who want to add late season color to their shade garden.  Small yellow blooms occur on upper most axils of the central stem and on a terminal raceme 2 to 5 inches long.  Blooming occurs late summer to early fall and lasts about a month.  The common name comes from the zig-zag growth pattern of the central stem.  This plant is rhizomatous and can form colonies via rhizomes and reseeding.

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Recommended for establishing soft landings under keystone tree species, more information about soft landings can be found here:

From Prairie Moon Nursery: Whatever your preference or situation may be, there is a goldenrod to suit all occasions. Sadly, goldenrods often get blamed for causing the dreaded hayfever. This is simply not true. Their pollen is quite large and sticky so as to better adhere to the body of visiting insects. Because of this, goldenrod pollen cannot become airborne and can never make its way into your sinuses. The true cause of hayfever is the wind pollinated ragweeds, which broadcast copious amounts of lightweight pollen into the air. We cannot stress enough how important goldenrods are on the landscape. Including them in your property will provide ecosystem services well into the fall when most other plant life is shutting down.



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