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Solidago × luteus 'Lemore' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

goldenrod 'Lemore'

Family

Asteraceae


Solidago are woody-based perennials, some invasive, with erect stems bearing narrow leaves and terminal panicles or racemes of small yellow flowers in summer and autumn

'Lemore' is a compact perennial to 60cm in height, with narrow mid-green leaves and panicles of light yellow daisies 1cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Solidaster 'Lemore'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Prairie Planting


How to care

Pruning

Remove faded flower heads and cut back dying foliage in autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews