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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This 1993 introduction from Ken Moore of the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill was originally selected from an NC Coastal Plain population of Solidago rugosa. Despite its southern heritage, Solidago rugosa '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!