General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Showy Goldenrod
  • Showywand Goldenrod
  • Goldenrod
  • Paleleaf Goldenrod

Photo Gallery
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Date: October 2016
one planted specimen in bloom
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Date: October 2016
close-up of foliage and flowers

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

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

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2018 1:16 PM concerning plant:
    This Showy Goldenrod is one of the goldenrods called the "Club-like flowered", as the Seaside Goldenrod (S. sempervirens), the Large-leaved Goldenrod (S. macrophylla), and the Stout Goldenrod (S squarrosa). It bears about foot long golden clubs or stout wands in August-September. It has stout, smooth stems and smooth leaves with irregular edges. It is native from Minnesota into New England down into the South US. It is sold by some native plant nurseries and will fit into a standard garden.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On July 14, 2017 Potted up
8 pots w/several plants in each pot
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milk jug in fridge for 60 days, seeds from molanic (lots); unfridged 5-26-17
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sow
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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