Stiff Goldenrod

Solidago rigida

Widely adaptable, Stiff Goldenrod, thrives in the most inhospitable soils and tolerates a range of conditions from clay to dry sand. An important source of nectar for many pollinators, the flowers are favorite of Monarch butterflies as they  …

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SKU
38770-03 / 18770
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 46,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 46000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

Widely adaptable, Stiff Goldenrod, thrives in the most inhospitable soils and tolerates a range of conditions from clay to dry sand. An important source of nectar for many pollinators, the flowers are favorite of Monarch butterflies as they fuel-up for their fall migration. The stems serve as perches for songbirds, and the seeds are an important late season bird food.

This goldenrod self-seeds readily, and removal of the seed heads may be needed in smaller settings as a way to control unwanted spread. An important habitat species in the fall landscape, include Stiff Goldenrod in the garden or landscape for its important ecosystem services and its glowing beauty.

Botanical Synonyms
Oligoneuron rigidum
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.