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Rough Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ | Plant Profile

Rough Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa) are bush-like perennials that are native to swampy woodlands, bogs, or along streams. Tiny yellow flowers bloom along the ends of leaved stems to create the appearance of fireworks, as indicated by the name. The light green leaves sit toward the interior of the plant and have a wrinkled appearance.

‘Fireworks’ prefers average fertility, slightly acidic, medium to wet moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

Fireworks are attractive additions to perennial borders as they bloom later in the year than most. The plentiful yellow flowers are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects.


Rough Goldenrod' Fireworks' Characteristics

'Fireworks' are easy to grow perennials if grown in the proper conditions. The soils should be slightly acidic and never allowed to dry out. While full sun is preferable, light shade is tolerable. 'Fireworks' can propagate quickly, either by spreading roots or self seeding. Clip back the spent flower heads to prevent self seeding. They may spread quickly but are not considered to be invasive.

There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten the health of 'Fireworks'. Powdery mildew, leaf spot, and rust may occur.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 8
2.50 - 3.00'
2.50 - 3.00'
Bloom Time
September - October
Medium - Wet
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?