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Solidago caesia

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.


ECO-TYPE: grown from seed originally from Helia Native Nursery, western MA.


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Photos courtesy of Dan Wilder

Solidago caesia (Wreath goldenrod)

  • details

    SIZE: 1/2 quart pot
    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

  • special notes

    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)