(24-36" high x 24-36" wide) Tall clusters of ochre yellow flowers make Showy Goldenrod a beacon for pollinators, perfectly complementing the Coneflowers, Sedums, Asters, and Joe Pye Weed that often bloom nearby. Alas, poor Goldenrod has been wrongly accused of causing hay fever or allergies, which are in fact instigated by the lightweight, wind-blown pollen of grasses, trees, and certain perennials such as ragweed that bloom in a similar season. Goldenrod, on the other hand, produces heavy, sticky pollen and relies on pollinators to move the pollen from flower to flower. Rugged and easy to grow, goldenrod spreads by underground rhizomes to form a large, long-lived stand. Plant it in a spot in full sun and well-drained soil, where this deer-resistant native has room to spread. Tolerates clay soils. Hardy in zones 3-8.
AM018896 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018921 (Tray of 16)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Narrow lance shaped green foliage.
Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Deadheading spent flowers will encourage more blooms. Does not cause hayfever due to the large and sticky pollen that can't become airborne.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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