Showy Goldenrod adds a flourish of yellow plumes to the autumn landscape, blooming at the end of summer and into the fall. A keystone species in ecoregions across North America, Goldenrods are among the top-ranked plants for supporting biodiversity …
|Soil Type||Loam, Sand|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Medium|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Height||2' - 4'|
|Bloom Time||Aug, Sep|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Benefits||Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant|
|Seeds per Oz||105000|
|Propagation Treatment||Dry Stratification|
|Direct Sowing Time||Fall|
Showy Goldenrod adds a flourish of yellow plumes to the autumn landscape, blooming at the end of summer and into the fall. The upright panicled flowers are both elegant and showy. Typically around 3 feet high, the clump-forming plants have rigid stems and rich green foliage as well. They are not as aggressive as some Goldenrods, as they do not spread by rhizome. Ideal planting sites are well-drained. Showy Goldenrod will tolerate a range of soils, as long as the drainage is good. Full sun is best.
A keystone species in ecoregions across North America, Goldenrods are among the top-ranked plants for supporting biodiversity. The abundant late season flowers provide nectar at a critical juncture for an array of pollinators, including Monarchs that are preparing to migrate. Goldenrods also host numerous small moths – an important source of food for nesting birds in spring and summer. The seedheads support both migrating birds in fall and local winter birds. And finally, they host gall flies - the larvae of which provide nutritious protein for chickadees and woodpeckers in the middle of winter.