Solidago rugosa Fireworks

Fireworks Goldenrod

 
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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

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
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
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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. Contrary to popular belief, Solidago doesn't cause allergies; its pollen is sticky, not windblown, and is moved from plant to plant by bees.
SKU 91927
Common Name Fireworks Goldenrod
Botanical Name Solidago rugosa Fireworks
Zones 4, 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 Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 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.

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High Country GardensSolidago rugosa Fireworks
 
3.5

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60%

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Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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5.0

Love it!

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from Trinidad, co

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Solidago rugosa Fireworks:

    I love this plant. After seeing some of the poorer reviews, I am left scratching my head. Maybe they received a bad batch? Mine thrived from the word go. I have it in the NW corner of my house at about 7000 feet in altitude in Colorado. It has gorgeous flowers. I never have to water it. It comes back year after year. It's spreading slowly in the area in which it's planted. I really have nothing but good things to say about it. I planted it over 3 years ago and am very happy with it. Got it from High Country Gardens, too.

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    (6 of 7 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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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A must for every garden

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          from Grand Junction, CO

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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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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Prolific and Beautiful

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            from Ogden, UT

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            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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              (2 of 3 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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