$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Xeric(Dry)
Flowers: Individual .25″ flowers are clustered in clumps along the stem. The 1″-2″ round clusters are located where the leaves meet the stem.
Leaves: The 1″-3″ leaves are oval and coarsely toothed.
This is a beautiful goldenrod and because of the range of soil and sun exposure possibilities, this plant lends itself very well to the shoreline restoration project! It is also a nice choice for the shaded raingarden. It’s arching flower stalks even look a bit like golden rain! This plant attracts a variety of beneficial insects, which provides a source of food for woodland songbirds.
More Info: Goldenrod does NOT cause hay fever or allergies. It is pollinated by insects, not by the wind.
Name: Solidago comes from the latin “solidare”, meaning “to make whole.” The flower clumps seem to zig-zag up the stem.
Other Names: Feathery False Lily of the Valley