Solidaster / golden rod

Solidago × luteus 'Lemore'

Solidaster / golden rod - Solidago × luteus  'Lemore'

Common Name: Solidaster / golden rod
Genus: Solidago
Species: luteus
Cultivar: 'Lemore'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A cross between an Aster and a Solidago this interesting perennial produces aster-like flowers in Solidago-like arching plumes. The lemon yellow flowers are small but they come in big clusters and as they are borne on tall rigid stems they rarely need staking. They are good for cutting and will attract butterflies to the garden. It is an easy to grow plant that mixes well with other late flowering perennials in a mixed border. It is said to be unpalatable to deer.

  • Garden care: Try to keep it well watered in summer to avoid powdery mildew.

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