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Solidago

Golden Rod

Originally found in Oklahoma’s rugged Wichita Mountains by nurseryman Steve Bieberich, this late-blooming, pollinator attractant is a splendid shining star at the acclaimed Lurie Garden in Chicago. Witness the tall, upright golden yellow wands beaming with tiny, tight set daisy-like blooms from late summer ’til the first frost, and you’ll see why. Garbed in narrow medium green foliage, the attractive tough-as-nails habit withstands heat, drought, deer and clay soil, but demands adequate air circulation and sharply drained soil.

Blooms August–October

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

All of us plant and paper wranglers wish you good health and happy digging!

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