Height x Spread: 60cm x 45cm
Shorter than our native 'goldenrod', Solidago caesia 'Maryland' draws the eye with its gently arching stems that are packed with clusters of vivid yellow flowers that emerge from its leaf axils, contrasting brilliantly with its mid green dagger-like foliage and dark stems.
Despite the natural habitat of Solidago caesia being Canadian deciduous woods, 'Maryland' is a very versatile, reliable and hardy perennial that seems to thrive in most light conditions and soils. Flowering from late summer into early autumn, its slightly informal habit would combine well with ornamental grasses such as Molinia in the sun or Actaea in part shade. Its nectar rich flowers will attract bees and butterflies too, making it a great candidate for a wildlife garden especially one in challenging conditions.