Solidago caesia 2021

Perennial Height: 2–3 feet Spread: 1–2 feet Bloom Color: Yellow Characteristics Clump-forming perennial w/ smooth, arching stems Alternate, lance-shaped leaves on bluish stems, becoming smaller toward stem tip Clusters of tiny, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers along the stem in leaf axils, August to October Small oblong cypsela attached to fluffy pappus, distributed by wind September to November Spreads by self-seeding and rhizomes, but not aggressively Attributes Tolerates drought, clay soil, dry shade, Black Walnut No serious insect or disease problems; deer may graze on foliage Insect-pollinated; does not cause pollen allergies Attracts many pollinators to nectar and pollen; songbirds eat seeds; larval host for moth species Growing and Maintenance Tips Soil Requirements: Well-drained, loam, clay-loam Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade Water Requirements: Dry, Moist Flowering and form best with 3 hours of sun, part sun to part shade Lower leaves may wither in dry weather Use in open woodlands, meadows, cottage, or butterfly gardens Hardiness: USDA Zones 4–8 Excellent Replacement for Corydalis - Fumewort Chrysanthemum - Mum Hemerocallis fulva - Common Daylily

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