Fireworks Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Regular price $12

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 Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18


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

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions 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 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?

If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.

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.