Deer-resistant, native blooms create habitat and bold color
Bright yellow Goldenrod is favorited by Monarch butterflies and hordes of other pollinators who rely on its nectar-rich blooms to carry them through the end of the season. Allow flowerheads to remain in place overwinter to create habitat for birds and small insects. This native wildflower thrives in full-sun areas and dry or average soils, making it an easy addition to areas where the gardener has yet to bring about improvements. Zig Zag, a woodland Goldenrod, does tolerate part-shade but requires a richer soil. All are deer-resistant.