Solidago caesia
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 1.5-3 feet; 0.45-0.9 metres Spread: 1.5-3 feet; 0.45-0.9 metres Sun: Part shade to part sun Water: Medium to dry Wildlife: The flowers attract primarily bees, wasps, and flies. Many other insects including moth caterpillars, leafhoppers, beetles, aphids, and grasshopper feed on Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod. Certain species of songbirds feed on the seeds and deer will feed on the foliage. Bloom Colour: Yellow Tolerates: Shade, drier conditions Culture: Prefers average to slightly dry moisture levels in a clay-loam, loam, or rocky soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod is a relatively unbranched central stem with alternate leaves that are smaller going up the stem. The leaves are elliptic with prominent central veins. The plant produces clusters of flowerheads consisting of yellow ray and disk florets. Fertile florets give way achenes that are distributed by wind. Garden Uses: Butterfly garden