• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Mid to late Summer.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 23
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid to late Summer.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasGoldenrod is an outstanding plant offering valuable late season color in the perennial border. It's also equally at home in wild gardens or in a prairie setting with grasses and wildflowers. The natives were brought into cottage and country gardens early on for their vivid color. Spot into fence line beds, planting islands in the lawn and foundation beds for front and back yard. Even works well in some rock garden settings and bright sunny spots in gaps of woodlands. A striking cut flower too.
    Companion PlantsLittle Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Coneflower, (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): Bee Balm, (Monarda); Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in lean to average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Seldom needs staking. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Goldenrod is classified into the Aster family and is eastern America's most common wildflower although some European species were introduced in colonial times. It is the larval food plant of some Lepidoptera butterfly species so it is vital to wildlife habitat.