This well-behaved hybrid goldenrod was bred in Europe for cut flower production. Stiff growth, no flopping, sturdy stems and pollinator and bird friendly.
'Strahlenkrone' or 'Crown of Rays' is a fast-growing perennial that blooms from midsummer to early fall, displaying golden-yellow clusters of tiny flowers. It looks best in the center of the flower bed, in small groups, or as a single plant in small beds. Perfect for cut flower gardens, butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, drought resistant plantings, and naturalistic plantings. This adaptable plant can be combined with a wide range of perennials on the drier or medium-moist (average) spectrum.
Black walnut tolerant.
Blooming Time: July - September
Size: 2' tall x 1.5' wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 8
Culture: full sun to half shade (sunny spot is the best); average soil, adaptable to clay, drained or dry soils
Moisture Needs: average to dry
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes / yes; butterflies, honeybees, and native bees
Attracts Hummingbirds: no, but the seed heads attract other small birds
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 5" deep perennial pot
Plant Combinations: meets in bloom and looks great with blue or purple fall asters, shorter cultivars of Eupatorium, Liatris, and medium-sized to taller grasses. Very effective with grasses with silvery or colorful foliage.
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