Showy goldenrod (Solidago rigida) is a favorite with bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and it’s a beauty to look at as well. The typical small, clear yellow blooms are held in dense, relatively slender clusters atop reddish, 3- to 5-foot-tall stems in late summer to early fall. As the growing season winds down, the leaves too tend to turn red. Native to the central and eastern U.S., this species may spread slowly to moderately by rhizomes and also by seeds that the birds miss, so it’s best in a meadow planting or “wild garden” paired with other sturdy flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. It makes a beautiful cut flower too. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in October 2022. At least 20 seeds.
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