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Upland White Goldenrod

Scientific name

Solidago ptarmicoides


Upland White Goldenrod is a perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 0.5 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Upland White Aster. The leaves are green, narrow, lance to oval shaped, and have pointed tips. The flowers are showy, have white colored petals, creamy to light yellow centers, appear on flat topped clusters, and bloom between August and October. These flowers produce small seed with white tufts that release into the wind. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, such as bees and butterflies. The seeds are beneficial to some bird species, such as Goldfinches. This species was previously considered an Aster but has been classified as a Goldenrod due to its ability to hybridize.

Planting conditions

Upland White Goldenrod grows best in dry to normal conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers well-drained sandy or rocky soil types. It is drought tolerant but young plants should be watered occasionally until established. It can also tolerate partial shade and moist conditions. This wildflower can be naturally found in prairies, open forest, roadside ditches, and rocky upland shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5m
  • Spread:
    • 0.5m