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Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-4 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: July – October
Suggested Uses: Showy goldenrod tolerates poor soils, sand and clay. It has beautiful flowers that are lovely in both fresh and dried flower bouquets. Like many goldenrods, it is great for attracting pollinators/beneficial insects. Goldenrods are not wind-pollinated and therefore do not cause standard hay fever or allergies. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. including throughout Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and butterflies. Favored by Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). A very important nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. Birds enjoy the seeds!
Flowers: Tiny flowers (about 1/4 in diameter) form large, dense, club-shaped clusters at the top of the plant.
Leaves: The leaves are up to 10″ long and deeply lobed. They have prickly edges.
More information: USDA plant profile