No, this is not the roadside weed that causes hay fever – that is Ragweed!

This variety of Solidago blooming in my fall garden is Fireworks.  It reaches 3-4′ tall, but I do the’ Chelsea Chop’ (removing a third or more of foliage) in mid-spring once it is about 2′ tall.  This trimming prevents the beautiful blooms from flopping over.

Plant Fireworks in the back of the garden with earlier blooming perennials in front, such as Daisies, Black Eyed Susan (same color but will be done blooming in the fall) or even sun loving Azaleas.  It looks great with the dark color of the Loropetalum in the background to really show it off.

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Happy Gardening,

Althea

 

 

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