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publication date: Jun 1, 2001
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Solidago, formerly known as goldenrod, is finally achieving the acclaim it deserves as a tough perennial that blooms in mid- to late-summer when the garden is beginning to wane. But there are many Solidagos, and not all will do well in a garden situation, according to an evaluation by the Chicago Botanic Garden. “Many of the selections tested over five years proved to be less than satsifactory performers in typical garden use, being highly specific to the cultural conditions of their native sites,” reports the Avant Gardener in its March issue.

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