The ‘Golden Rods’ have undergone a great change in recent years, with the taller, weedier kinds being ousted by the more discerning gardeners for those that are more compact and give a better show. S. ‘Leraft’ was the first of this new race growing only 2>/2 feet tall and flowering in July-August. S. ‘Golden Shower’ is another, slightly taller representative and in their varying shades ofyellow.and shape of the plume, S. ‘Golden Mosa’ S. ‘Golden Gates’ and S. ‘Lemore’— a lemon yellow, can be well recommended. For something dwarfer S. ‘Crown of Rays’ is leafy with prominently lateral spikes, only 2 feet high, and S. ‘Peter Pan’ of similar habit 3½ feet. Amongst the real dwarfs, late flowering, S. ‘Laurin’ makes a wide foliage and flower spread, but S. ‘Quee-nie’ and S. ‘Golden Thumb’ form little bushes barely 12 inches high. Both have somewhat golden greenand deep yellow , making them ideal for frontal positions, where compactness counts. Solidagos appreciate good soil, and divisions of old plants is an easy matter in spring.
SOLIDAGO ‘Golden Shower’