Solidago 'Wichita Mountains'

Goldenrod-Golden Torch

Solidago ÔWichita MountainsÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Solidago ÔWichita MountainsÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Solidago ÔWichita MountainsÕ

Photo Credit: Sherry Bieberich


Solidago 'Wichita Mountains'

Goldenrod-Golden Torch

Bearing resemblance to Liatris, this nativar shines in the fall with its tall flower wands densely packed with golden yellow blooms that pollinators adore. It is a highlight of the Lurie Garden in Chicago, but was originally discovered in SW Oklahoma by Steve Bieberich of Sunshine Nursery. Very tolerant of heat and dry soils.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-30"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-30"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes