Blue-stemmed, or wreath goldenrod, is one of the more well-behaved in the Solidago family. Tall, blue-tinged stems gracefully bow under the weight of the clusters of bright yellow flowers.
Wreath goldenrod tolerates poor soils including dry, sandy and rocky, and is drought tolerant once established in the garden. This perennial is easy to grow, low maintenance, and is an excellent choice for a pollinator garden.
Source: grown from seed originally from Helia Native Nursery, western MA. Original provenance unknown.
Photos courtesy of Dan Wilder
Solidago caesia (Wreath goldenrod)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade, shade water needs: Dry to average soil height: 2-3' plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: August, September, October bloom color: yellow
good plant companions
Blue wood aster, early sunflower
salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur. deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)