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Solidago 'Little Lemon' - Goldenrod (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Goldenrod

Solidago 'Little Lemon' is one of the most compact forms of goldenrod on the market today, typically growing to only 14” tall and to 18” wide. It is a clump-forming plant that is noted for having a compact, branching habit. Upright, tiny light-yellow flowers bloom in mid to late summer into fall. Cut back flowers after initial bloom to encourage a second fall bloom.


Commonly called goldenrod they are grown for their bright yellow or gold flowers. They are great additions to fall gardens and are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Goldenrods have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed which flower at the same time and may be growing close together.

Additional:

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar source)-- American Painted Lady, American Snout, Clouded Sulphur, Common Sulphur, Great Swallowtail, Gorgone Checkerspot, Monarch, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Red Admiral, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Sachem, Viceroy

Goldenrod Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates poor, dry soils and light shade, but performs best in full sun. Plants appreciate good air circulation and good soil drainage. Clumping and well-behaved in the garden. 

Height:

8-18 in

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Spread:

8-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 7

Characteristics & Attributes for Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Specimen
Container
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
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