Fireworks Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Regular price $14

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Fireworks Goldenrod is a well-behaved goldenrod that’s sure to allure pollinators into your garden when its starry golden flowers explode into bloom in early fall.

  • Top-rated pollinator plant
  • Easy to grow
  • Covers ground and suppresses weeds


  • 3 to 4 ft. tall in flower
  • Spreads to 3 to 4 ft. wide in 3 to 4 years
  • The dark green foliage remains evergreen over the winter months
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

It starts blooming in September and continues for three to four weeks.

How to grow

Best grown in full sun, but will still flower and look good with morning shade and afternoon sun. It can grow in just about any well-drained soil.

Care and maintenance

Old flowering stems can be cut to the ground level anytime during the winter. Plants will spread outward over time and can easily be dug up to replant elsewhere or share with friends.

Where to plant

In the middle of flower beds, where it will look attractive throughout the growing season and peak when it flowers in late summer.

When to plant

Spring and the fall are the best times, but Fireworks Goldenrod can be planted in the summer if attention is paid to keeping plants watered until they get established.


2 to 3 feet apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted before June will bloom their first year if planted in a well-prepared site and kept watered.

Native habitat and range

Old fields, at the edge of woodlands. Native throughout most of the eastern United States.

Source and origin

The original plant was rescued near Wilson, North Carolina by staff from NC Botanical Garden in the 1970s. It is now grown and appreciated around the world.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.