Solidago rugosa
Cultivar: Fireworks
Rough-leaf Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Range: eastern North America
Bloom Period: Aug-Oct
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
NCBG Location: Education Center Landscape, Totten Center Landscape
Long popular in European gardens, goldenrods are now more often used in American gardens as well. This cultivar Fireworks was selected and named at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. It has an outstanding compact form and is very floriferous. This southeastern native perennial flower is very attractive to butterflies. It grows well in average garden soil. Many people mistakenly believe that goldenrods cause allergies and hay fever. Not so; their pollen is not wind-borne!