Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains

Golden Torch

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Solidago Wichita Mountains (Golden Torch Goldenrod) is an unidentified species of Goldenrod originally collected from the Wichita Mts. Of southwestern Oklahoma. An upright growing selection with bottle brush shaped flower spikes, it is unsurpassed for its beauty and ability to attract bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$10.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 91926

Details

30" tall x 24-30" wide . Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains is a great new native introduction found in the rugged Wichita Mountains of southwestern OK by nurseryman Steve Bieberich of Sunshine Nursery. True to its origins, Golden Torch Goldenrod is extremely heat-tolerant and is a much more xeric species than the other Solidago. Of course, the butterflies flock to it in great numbers. Plant with other prairie species like Salvia pitcheri 'Grandiflora' and 'The Blues' Little Bluestem grass (Schizachyrium). (seed propagated)
SKU 91926
Common Name Golden Torch
Botanical Name Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 30" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Solidago (Goldenrod)
This is a group of summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies and bees. Goldenrods are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer. Contrary to popular belief, these perennials DON'T cause allergies; their pollen is sticky, not windblown, and is moved from plant to plant by bees.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow easily in all types of soil including clay.
  • Goldenrod benefits from mulching in hot, dry climates and is amenable to most common types of mulch, including crushed gravel in xeriscapes.
  • After their second growing season, Solidago only requires deep but infrequent watering.
  • Plant in full, hot sun.
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. It’s not necessary to plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
    • Special comments:
    • These perennials are easily divided in the spring if they get too large for their planting spot or you if want to have additional plants elsewhere in your landscape.
    • Garden care:
    • Fertilize Solidago just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
    • Leave them standing over the winter and cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid- to late spring when the plants begin to wake up.

    • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of April 10. Most 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.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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Beautiful- fall blooming plant!

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Blooms when garden needs new color
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains:

Xeric, native perennial garden.

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Hardy and Pretty

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains:

    Great plant, much hardier and better form than the other types of Goldenrod I have in my garden. It didn't flop and bloomed beautifully with minimum water, I wish I had purchased more.

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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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