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Solidago puberula

downy goldenrod

Downy goldenrod gets its name from the soft hairs that cover the stems. Common in well-drained, sunny sites like slopes and roadsides, this drought-tolerant species is an excellent late-season nectar and pollen source for a wide variety of pollinators.

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Height: 12-36 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(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
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


downy goldenrod - Solidago puberula from Native Plant Trust
(c) Dan Jaffe 2019
downy goldenrod - Solidago puberula from Native Plant Trust