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Care of the plant Solidago virgaurea or Goldenrod.

Care of the plant Solidago virgaurea or Goldenrod

The genus Solidago, family Asteraceae, includes more than 100 species of herbaceous plants native to North America, Eurasia, and South America. Some species are: Solidago virgaurea, Solidago fistulosa, Solidago canadensis, Solidago chilensis, Solidago lepida.

Common names: Goldenrod, Woundwort or European goldenrod. This species is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

They are perennial herbaceous plants that reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height. The elongated leaves are oval and dark green. The yellow flowers appear in long inflorescences at the end of the stems. They bloom in summer.

They are used in beds, borders, as cut flowers and in pots for patios and terraces. They are also used to prepare decoctions and aromatic wines with digestive, astringent and diuretic action.

The Solidago virgaurea prefers a semi-shade or shade exposure; in regions with cool summers it can be located in full sun.

The soil can be normal garden soil that is well drained and contains plenty of organic matter. Transplantation and planting are done in autumn or spring.

Water regularly so that the substrate is always slightly moist. They do not resist drought or waterlogging.

Fertilize with mineral fertilizer every 21 days in summer.

They are plants prone to attacks by red spiders and aphids.

They propagate in spring by division. They should be divided every three years.

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Solidago virgaurea