Solidago caesia

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Common Name: Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

Full to part sun; medium to moderately dry moisture level; tolerates a wide range of soils including loam, sandy, clay and rocky; moderately acid to neutral pH.  1 ½ to 3 feet height, yellow flowers, blooms in fall, forms clumps but is not aggressive.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region: Statewide

Showy, distinctive, low-maintenance goldenrod that has arching wands of golden flower clusters. Unique, greenish-purple stems are covered with a silvery white, waxy bloom that can be rubbed off with your fingers.  Native to open woods, woodland borders, shaded bluffs, slopes of wooded ravines, and rocky cliffs.  Somewhat drought tolerant once established.  Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.

Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Photo Courtesy of Southeastern Flora
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center