General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Pollinators: Wasps
Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida).

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Common names
  • Stiff Goldenrod
  • Goldenrod
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solidago rigida
  • Synonym: Oligoneuron rigidum

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Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Uploaded by molanic
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: 2014-09-01
will try to get better shots when not wet...
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: 2014-09-01
Camera time/date set wrong...was taken the AM of Sep 1, a little
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: 2014-09-01
Slightly damp as we've been getting springles today.
Location: near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Date: 2012-09-07
blooms of potted plants for sale at native nursery

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Our Prairie to be, near Central Iowa
Date: 2015-07-19
Leaves are still developing as the plant grows taller.
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: 2014-09-01
Location: Our Prairie to be, near Central Iowa
Date: 2015-09-01
Looks to be a favorite for insects
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-08-09

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Our Prairie to be, near Central Iowa
Date: 2015-08-06
From the top, it looks almost like a star.
Location: Our Prairie to be, near Central Iowa
Date: 2015-10-07
Location: near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Date: 2012-09-07
plants in pots for sale at a native plant nursery
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: 2014-08-23
Second year plant, just about ready to bloom. First year was just

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2018 11:43 AM concerning plant:
    I'm taking some information from New Moon Native Plant Nursery in Bridgeton, New Jersey. This species has a native range from Massachusetts to South Carolina to Texas to Kansas & Nebraska to Minnesota and southwest Ontario. It is most common in the Midwest, often liking calcareous soils the most. It is an unbranched, upright perennial with the stems covered in fine white plant hairs. The leaves clasp the stems and don't have petioles (leaf stems). It has flat-topped corymb-like inflorescences with numerous flower heads. The Ohio Goldenrod is the most similar species. it is sold by some native plant nurseries for prairie or meadow restorations or for naturalistic landscapes. However, it would fit in a standard garden.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On May 16, 2020 Transplanted
6 along north fence, across from sunroom
MrsBinWY On July 21, 2019 Potted up
On 7-21-2019, potted up 6 seedlings.
MrsBinWY On May 19, 2019 Seeds germinated
1
MrsBinWY On March 12, 2019 Seeds sown
WS (C60) 16 seeds from Prairie Moon in milk jug @ room temp
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