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Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'


Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade' is a nativar of the endangered Short's goldenrod with cascading branches of long-blooming yellow flowers.

Solidago shortii, commonly known as Short's goldenrod, is a rare and endangered native goldenrod known only from a few counties in Indiana and Kentucky. 'Solar Cascade' is a very showy cultivar of this species that thrives in moist, gravelly, well-drained soils in full sun but also tolerates part shade. It is a well behaved, clump-forming perennial to 36 inches tall and wide. Arching panicles of small, bright, golden yellow flowers bloom long into late summer and fall. The foliage is highly disease resistant and stays attractive right up to season's end. Use in mass plantings, in the native garden, to cascade down slopes, and for erosion control. A pollinator magnet. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Short's Goldenrod

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Blue

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich woods and along shaded roadsides from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin, south to Texas and Florida


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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