Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'
Item #: 1032
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 40" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' is a 1993 introduction from retired NC Botanical Gardens' Ken Moore that has withstood the test of time and is still regarded as the top goldenrod of all times. Originally selected from an NC Coastal Plain population of Solidago rugosa, Solidago 'Fireworks' was rated #1 in the goldenrod trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden. From a slowly spreading rhizome, the stalks emerge upward in late spring, topping out at 3' tall. In mid-August in NC, the clumps are showered with 18" long, arching spires of brilliant yellow flowers held well atop the foliage...attractive to hummingbirds. The flowers resemble fireworks or literally bombs bursting in air...one of the finest additions to the fall garden! Native bees and wasps will thank you for such a great pollinator plant.