Zigzag Goldenrod

Solidago flexicaulis

Notable for its brilliant yellow flowers, Solidago flexicaulis is a woodland Goldenrod with finely-serrated oval leaves and spikes of golden flowers. Named for the way the flowers zig and zag their way up the stem, this is a great plant for adding …

More Detail
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
38720-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 3'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Pollinators, Host Plant

Notable for its brilliant yellow flowers, Solidago flexicaulis is a woodland Goldenrod with finely-serrated oval leaves and spikes of golden flowers. Named for the way the flowers zig and zag their way up the stem, this is a great plant for adding color to the late-season shade garden. Zig Zag Goldenrod spreads easily to form an attractive patch. All Goldenrods support a host of pollinator and insect activity, and this goldenrod is no exception. A couple of interesting and beautiful moths – the Wavy-Lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata), and Green Leuconycta (Leuconycta diphteroides) – use this goldenrod as a larval host, as do numerous other smaller moths.

Botanical Synonyms
Solidago latifolia
Planting and Cultivation Notes
Goldenrods are often mistakenly blamed as the cause of hay fever - an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen. But they, and most native wildflowers, do not have wind-borne pollen. Instead, the pollen is moved from bloom to bloom by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.