Solidago cutleri description
A very compact plant which produces golden flowers in the late summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
A good plant for the front of a border, on an alpine bed or rock garden, by a patio or in a tub and is fairly trouble free in most soils, including heavy or clay ones.
Common name: Alpine Goldenrod or Cutler’s Alpine Goldenrod.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Any soil wet or dry.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy, will generally withstand the winters here in East Anglia, UK.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Buy alpine plants, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.