Solidago sphacelata
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Solidago sphacelata

autumn goldenrod

  family asteraceae 
  genus solidago 

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Genus  Solidago Species  sphacelata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  autumn goldenrod Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11934 Data source  HtZn p170
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Solidago sphacelata is a butterfly attractor. Despite its invasive tendency, this plant is still worthwhile to have. Autumn goldenrod can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to moist soils. This plant can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Rhizome Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Solidago sphacelata is typically propagated using the plant's rhizomes. Autumn goldenrod is thought to originate from United States.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Solidago sphacelata is a perennial. Flowers: Autumn goldenrod has long heavy cone-shaped flowers that fall sideways. Blossoms appear in June and continue through October. Typically the blossoms are either gold or yellow.

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