UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Water Wise Plants

Solidago velutina

so-lid-AH-goh vel-ew-TEEN-uh
Common Name
Threenerve Goldenrod
Plant Type
Mature Size
0.7 - 3 ft (0.21 - 0.9 m) tall
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
  • Bees
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Solidago velutina by UC Davis
Solidago velutina is a native perennial herb in the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family that is widespread in western North America and is found in almost every county in California. Recent taxonomic changes have expanded the scope of S. velutina to include S. californica and S. sparsiflora which were previously considered as distinct species by many. It is best used where a wild look is desired, as in the garden this plant may appear especially unruly in winter when it is deciduous. The showy yellow-gold flowers in late summer attract a large number of insects, as well as some birds.

Where to See
  • Not currently planted

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