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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
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

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