Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida). Tall, upright stems, deep green leaves, and a dense head of gold makes this American native wildflower a must have for pollinator gardens. Blooming very late in the season, this is an important addition to gardens both in sustaining color, but also to help pollinators prepare for long migrations and the coming winter. A late and long-blooming US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Historically, a poultice was used to treat insect bites, and a tea was infused to help sore throats.
Plant outdoors Fall through Late Winter. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.
• A perennial
• Native to Central and Eastern US
• full sun to part shade and Tolerates a wide variety of soils.
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall through Late Winter, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Stiff Goldenrod is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.