Solidago caesia, Blue-Stem Goldenrod

Solidago caesia, Blue-stem Goldenrod flowers

Bluestem Goldenrod is another near-native plant, native into Wisconsin and Iowa, but not  Minnesota. They are a great shade plant with glaucous stems and a spray of gold in the fall. Spreads by self-seeding. I am likely to de-list these once I sell out, due to its non-native status, but it is a great plant for the shadier side of an urban yard as long as it gets a little bit of sun.

Blooms: yellow, August to October

Height: about 26 inches, give or take

Conditions: dappled shade, pt shade, pt sun, medium to medium dry soils

Plant form is a spray of medium height flowering stems, here on a cloudy day with asters.

Bluestem Goldenrod begins to bloom late summer and continues into October