Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Gray Goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

24 to
30
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
30
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
30
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Grow in wildflower meadows, prairies and butterfly gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun. Tolerates poor dry soil and heat.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Basic Description

Arching to upright stems with grayish hairs on stems and leaves give the plant its common name. Heads of densely packed, small yellow flowers are clustered at the ends of stems in late summer.

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