Solidago sempervirens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Seaside Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2.5-6 (8+) ft tall by 1.5-2.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Flowers predominantly summer-fall.
Habitats:Coastal upland forest. Coastal marshes, estuarine and bay shores.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).



  • 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).