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Seaside goldenrod
Solidago sempervirens
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens (321-436-4932).
Description:
Large herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height; 4-6 feet when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys (where very rare); Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico.
Habitats:
Open coastal areas.
Soils:
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately- to poorly-drained freshwater to brackish soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy spikes.
Flowering Season:
All year; peak summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterflies.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.


 


Chuck McCartney
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton