Solidago sempervirens

Seaside Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Propagation:Seed, and divisions.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

  • Nectar plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus) and other butterflies. 
  • Attracts many pollinators.  The goldenrod soldier beetle (a.k.a. leatherwing beetle(, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus is a goldenrod pollinator (FL Wildflower Foundation).

Native Habitats:Coastal upland forest. Coastal marshes, estuarine and bay shores.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:The leaves have a waxy coating.