Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Solidago confinis

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Solidago confinis
Solidago confinis

Species Name: Solidago confinis
Common Name: Mountain Golden Rod

Bright yellow flower spikes surprise during summer. Attracts butterflies. Excellent groundcover, spreads from underground roots. Also recommended for either high elevation gardens or erosion control. Does well in poor soils, including clay.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Natural Habitat: Streambanks below 8,200'

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Grows 2 to 4 feet high from a spreading root system. Large heads of golden yellow flowers in summer. Grows in wet ground. Gallon cans, 35c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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