Solidago canadensis Golden Baby description
A fairly 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 middle of a border and is fairly trouble free in most soils, including heavy or clay ones. It can suffer from heavy powdery mildew in dry soils.
Also known as: Solidago Goldkind
Common name: Hybrid Goldenrod Golden Baby.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the middle of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Any soil wet but not too dry.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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 70 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
Buy perennial plants, herbs, wildflowers, alpines and ornamental grasses.