My favorite plant pick of the week is my new Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks', favorite of my 6 new Goldenrods I am trying out this year. To read more about them see my Wildflower Wednesday post here. 'Fireworks' grew three stems its first year, and is blooming on long thin branches that fan out like sparks exploding outward. 'Fireworks' is more tolerant of wet soils than most Goldenrods and makes a clump 2.5' - 3' tall and wide. It blooms from September to October, and attracts bees and butterflies. It is hardy from zone 4 to 8. Photos on the internet show a magnificent display when the plant spreads into a clump.
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It and the other Goldenrods that were 3' tall needed to be staked in their first year, which is a drawback but I think when they have grown into a clump that will not be a problem, fingers crossed.