<i>Solidago shortii</i> 'Solar Cascade'<br>Short's Goldenrod
<i>Solidago shortii</i> 'Solar Cascade'<br>Short's Goldenrod
<i>Solidago shortii</i> 'Solar Cascade'<br>Short's Goldenrod

Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'
Short's Goldenrod

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Short's Goldenrod
Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'

‘Solar Cascade' puts on quite a show in late summer and early fall with their arching stems and golden flowers. Plant in groups for best effect. The foliage remains attractive all season long. Drought tolerant once established. Easy to grow, well-behaved addition to the garden. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and native bees. 

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

  • Golden flowers cascade over arching stems in late summer
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and native bees
  • Easy to grow, drought-tolerant once established
  • Not an aggressive grower, clump forming
  • Plant en masse for a dramatic effect
  • Cut flowers are lovely in late summer bouquets


Native Range

Native only to a few small populations in Indiana and adjacent Kentucky.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


Short's goldenrod, is a species of goldenrod that is considered one of the rarest plants in the world. The only known populations of Short's goldenrod occur around the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park area of Kentucky and Harrison-Crawford State Forest in Indiana. It is listed on the Federal Register of Endangered and was given a global rank of G1 (critically endangered) on February 29, 2000.




Performs best in moist to average garden soil under full sun or partial shade; extremely drought tolerant once established.


Mature Size: 24-30in. Tall x 12-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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