Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Rough-stemmed Goldenrod



Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' is an upright, clump forming perennial with twisting sprays of golden-yellow blossoms starting in late summer. Also called Rough-stemmed Goldenrod, it forms wide clumps from which arise tall stems with long, arching sprays of blooms that resemble fireworks. It is a fantastic bloomer and makes a great specimen plant. Its flowers provide pollen and nectar for a wide range of pollinators, and songbirds enjoy its seeds.

Solidago rugosa is native to the eastern United States and Canada, ranging from Texas and Ontario to the Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard. It is typically found in moist to wet areas such as sandy prairies and meadows, pine barrens, swamps, marshes and drier areas such as rocky cliffs and bluffs.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' prefers sun to light shade and average to poor soils, including both dry and wet sites. It is drought tolerant and withstands dry shade and clay soil. Solidago flowers are insect pollinated and do not cause hay fever.


  • Common Names: Rough Stemmed Goldenrod
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to poor, Dry or wet soils
  • Height at Maturity: 48
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: August - October

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


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