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

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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