Native Plant Database

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Zig Zag Goldenrod

Solidago flexicaulis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color: Orange, 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 
Medium Sun/Average Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

10 to
14
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Woodland ground cover.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant in shaded beds; wide variety of soil types. Dense ground cover habit minimizes need for weeding.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Low-growing perennial ground cover forming dense colonies with columns of fall-blooming yellow flowers. Performs well in a wide array of soil and moisture types in shade to part shade.

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