Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'
Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod

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DESCRIPTION
Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod
Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Semi-evergreen heart shaped leaves create a clean low growing groundcover that provids a backdrop for a stunning show of golden flower sprays. Starting in August flowers attract bees and butterflies with its sweet nectar. Hairstreaks, sulphurs and skippers are particularly attracted to Goldenrod.

BENEFITS
Golden flowers bloom from late summer to late fall
Makes an excellent groundcover
Hairstreaks, sulphurs and skippers are particularly attracted to goldenrod
Important food source for Monarchs on their fall migration
Not particularly attractive to deer
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

The open woods, fields and prairies sand from Massachusetts south to Georgia and west to Minnesota and Texas,

Interesting Facts

Interesting Honey Bee Facts: Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. Eight pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax. The average hive temperature is 93.5 degrees. The queen bee will lay 5-6 eggs per minute.

GROWING TIPS

Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod is native to calcarous woodlands and rocky pastures from Virginia to Illinois south to Kentucky and Georgia. Prefers somewhat fertile, sandy, well-drained soils in fullsun. Propagate by seed or division every 3-4 years. Cut back to encourage rebloom. Used in butterfly and wild gardens or as a groundcover or border perennial.

Mature Size: 18-21in. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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