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Fireworks Goldenrod

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Late season gardens and meadows will glow with ‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod, featuring arching stems of luminous yellow blooms to nourish pollinators at the end of the growing season. This native cultivar is dinner and a show for bees and butterflies. ‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod is a well-behaved gentle spreader for gardens and meadows. When it’s not in bloom, this deep green, bushy plant provides year-round interest.
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Botanical Name
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


Easy to grow ‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks') is a tried-and-true cultivar ideal for naturalistic garden designs. ‘Fireworks’ was introduced in 1993 from the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a selection from a coastal plain population of Solidago rugosa. ‘Fireworks’ was the top-rated cultivar in the Chicago Botanic Gardens 5-year goldenrod trials. Slow to spread, this slow spreader grows best in moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate dry or wet soils and even clay soils. While it prefers full sun, it can adapt to partial shade. Solidago rugosa (AKA “rough goldenrod”) is known for its rough and hairy stems featuring rough, dark green leaves. Unlike other goldenrods, Fireworks Goldenrod has unique arching stems. In late summer and throughout fall, yellow blooms spread across the plant. To help keep growth manageable, cut plants down in early spring and divide every 2 to 3 years.

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