Solidago sp. Wichita Mountains

Golden Torch Goldenrod

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).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height30" tall
Mature Spread24-30" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014731

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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) Contrary to popular belief, Solidago doesn't cause allergies; its pollen is sticky, not windblown, and is moved from plant to plant by bees.
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SKUHC014731
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Golden Torch Goldenrod
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
Advantages
Native
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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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