Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains

Golden Torch

Yellow Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains, Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains, Golden Torch

Wichita Mountains 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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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 (seed propagated). 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 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).
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

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New perennial/spring-planted bulb orders will begin shipping the week of May 31.

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges. New orders will begin shipping the week of May 31.

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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.

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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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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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