Solidago flexicaulis

Zig Zag Goldenrod

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Description

Solidago flexicaulis, zigzag goldenrod, is one of the few goldenrods to actually thrive in partially shaded conditions in rich woodland soils. This distinctive species produces flowers on a upright spike (in contrast to most other species that produce flattened or rounded inflorescence). The common name derives from some plants producing a distinctive stem that changes direction at each node. Once established, this plant will reach 3’ in height by 3’ in width. Another butterfly magnet for the fall garden that is basically insect and disease free.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8