Solidago flexicaulis

Common name: Zig-Zag Goldenrod

Native plant

Zig-Zag Goldenrod is the perfect for those who want to add late season color to their shade garden.  Small yellow blooms occur on upper most axils of the central stem and on a terminal raceme 2 to 5 inches long.  Blooming occurs late summer to early fall and lasts about a month.  The common name comes from the zig-zag growth pattern of the central stem.  This plant is rhizomatous and can form colonies via rhizomes and reseeding.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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