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Gray Goldenrod, Old Field Goldenrod
Part shade, moderately dry to dry moisture level, tolerant of most soils except clay, neutral pH. 1.5 to 2 feet height, blooms late summer into fall, yellow flowers, prolific re-seeder and also spreads by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60), D
Native Region: Statewide except absent in the northwest corner of the state
One of the smallest species of goldenrod. Tolerates very poor soil and is excellent for xeriscaping and rock gardens. It is an under-utilized species that is shorter and less aggressive than common goldenrod. Has a tendency to form colonies at a suitable suite. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.