Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Stiff Goldenrod

Solidago rigida
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

30 to
48
inches

Spread:

12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Plant in groups in butterfly and songbird gardens, perennial borders, cut flower gardens, wild gardens, native plant gardens, naturalized areas, prairies or meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Very adapatable. Grows easily in full sun and dry soil. Goldenrod does not cause hayfever. Ragweed, which blooms at the same time, is the true culprit. May be too aggressive for small gardens.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Bright yellow, flat-topped flowers in late summer and early fall. The flowers provide nectar for butterflies and birds love the seed. Clump-forming, aggressive goldenrod. Seeds feed winter birds.

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