Solidago rugosa Fireworks

Fireworks Goldenrod

 

Fireworks is well named. In late summer, the bright yellow sprays of tiny flowers look just like an exploding skyrocket on the 4th of July. A tall sturdy grower, it is a great companion for ornamental grasses and other late summer blooming perennials.

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Regular Price: $11.99

Sale $9.59

per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 91927

Details

36" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). What a perfect name for this spectacular Goldenrod! The golden-yellow flowers arch gracefully downward like glittering trails from an exploding skyrocket. This late summer/early fall bloomer is indispensable for mixing with other late blooming perennials. A very easy plant to grow, it thrives in any compost enriched soil and appreciates regular moisture. Pictured here with Salvia pitcheri 'Grandiflora'. Cut back in mid-spring to 3” in height.
SKU 91927
Common Name Fireworks Goldenrod
Botanical Name Solidago rugosa Fireworks
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensSolidago rugosa Fireworks
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
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    • Personal (5)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great looking start after 60 days (pictured)

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from Paso Robles, Ca.

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Striking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Sunny south facing garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

    Plant came in great condition planted hottest time of year here July 16- 2 months later with several 100 degree days (pictured) *watered daily

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Underwhelmed

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    from CT

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Small In Size
      • Unattractive

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

        I bought this to add late season color to supplement my asters. I was disappointed to learn that a 5" deep pot is only 1-2 inches wide (from memory, not exact). I was expecting a quart sized pot. This was a very small plant. I've had this plant in the garden for three months and while its grown it is nowhere near the advertised size. You can see in the image below that is about the size of my spade and is only 4-5 inches tall. If this is one that blooms in the second season I would appreciate it if they would note that. Now I am left with a 4sqft empty space in my border.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must for every garden

        By 

        from Grand Junction, CO

        About Me Professional Landscaper

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

          Perfect upright accent in my rock garden. Combined with cactus, barberry, agastache, sedums, etc.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Prolific and Beautiful

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          from Ogden, UT

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Bees
          • Butterflies
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Pollinators
            • Wildlife

            Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

            Lovely, arching foliage with bright clear yellow blossoms, this goldenrod is a great perennial. In rich soil it can get aggressive, but is very easy to remove. It is a great plant to pass along to other gardeners. Definitely would purchase again.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Fireworks? A dud!

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            from Tesuque, NM

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

            Died within a week of planting. Root system seemed underdeveloped.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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