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Solidago nemoralis

gray goldenrod

A self-seeding, rhizomatous species, grey goldenrod is best suited for naturalizing. This plant stands out with its arching stems, long-lived blooms, and tiny, numerous leaves, attracting the attention of humans as well as numerous pollinators.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance

North American Distribution

gray goldenrod - Solidago nemoralis from Native Plant Trust
gray goldenrod - Solidago nemoralis from Native Plant Trust