Showy Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

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 …

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SKU
38780-03 / 18780
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Seeds 105,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $16.00
1/2 Oz $24.00
Oz $40.00
Lb $600.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 3'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
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.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
Goldenrods are often mistakenly blamed as the cause of hay fever - an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen. But they, and most native wildflowers, do not have wind-borne pollen. Instead, the pollen is moved from bloom to bloom by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.