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Solidago 'Goldenmosa'

Golden rod

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (62277)

Plant details

Golden rod is a traditional border plant, but old varieties were tall, untidy and invasive compared with modern compact hybrids such as 'Goldenmosa'. This variety has large sprays of golden mimosa-like flower that last throughout late summer and early autumn on 75cm (30in) high stems, which are strong enough to stand without support. Their feathery shape and texture associates beautifully with all the large daisies, such as rudbeckia and helenium, and goes particularly well with an autumn mixture of mahogony, orange and yellow shades. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Solidago

Cultivar: Goldenmosa

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Reader reviews


I have been searching for Golden Rod for years, it was grown in the family garden when I was a small child. I was told that the fairies lived in the Golden Rod at the bottom of the garden and must have spent hours looking for them. I would like to plant some to tease my granddaughters. I thought the plant was lost, have not seen any in gardens of late and I am really happy now that I will be able to buy some.

Maggie jones

Well I have some in my garden and I want to remove them as they are so invasive. I would be happy so send you some roots. its solidago canadensis, there are other types.

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