JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'
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Item #: 734
Zones: 4a to 9b
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Dr. Dick Lighty, former director at Delaware's Mt. Cuba Center, first saw this solidago on a flashlight walk one evening after giving a garden talk. From a modest beginning, this spectacular selection of the East Coast native goldenrod (Illinois south to Mississippi) has found its way into the finest gardens of England and Europe. The round basal leaves of Solidago 'Golden Fleece' give rise to multi-branched, 20" long, arching spikes adorned with tiny clusters of golden-yellow flowers starting in early September...attractive to hummingbirds. Our 10-year-old clumps of Solidago 'Golden Fleece' are now just over 3' wide...very easy to grow and wonderfully drought-tolerant.