'Solar Cascade' Short's Goldenrod is a named selection of our rarest native Goldenrod. Found only in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, it has great drought and sterile soil tolerance. 'Solar Cascade' was chosen for its showy, cascading yellow flowers, as well as its long bloom period in late summer and early fall. It is flourishing in the parking median at the Cincinnati Zoo; 'Solar Cascade' loves the heat and lean soil providing zoo visitors with weeks of blooms. The green foliage is highly disease resistant, so a mass planting of 'Solar Cascade' stays attractive right up until the end of the season. Since it tends to stay in a clump instead of suckering, it also works well in mixed perennial boarders. Hummingbirds and insects love it.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Future Crop Ready Date
Solidago shortii Solar Cascade #2 (NATIVE-bright yellow)
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Companion Plants to Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'