General Plant Information (Edit)
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:
||24 - 60 inches
||12 - 24 inches
||Late summer or early fall
||Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
|Propagation: Other methods:
- Giant Goldenrod
- Early Goldenrod
- Smooth Goldenrod
- Tall Goldenrod
- Verge d'Or Geante
- Accepted: Solidago gigantea
- Synonym: Solidago serotina
- Synonym: Solidago serotinoides
Posted by Marilyn
(Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Oct 17, 2014 10:44 PM concerning plant:
State flower of KY. Beautiful in the fall and the bees love the flowers for nectar.
Posted by Mindy03
(Delta KY) on May 11, 2012 5:14 PM concerning plant:
Valuable source of nectar and golden pollen for honey bees in the US.
Posted by Sharon
(Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 15, 2011 10:49 PM concerning plant:
Goldenrod is native to the US. It's a perennial herb growing 20 - 40 inches tall with narrow dark green leaves that can be up to 5 inches long. The flowerhead clusters bloom in my area (Kentucky) in September.
The yellow flowerheads are a good source of yellow dye.
It was once badly maligned as a cause of hay fever, but its pollen is not airborne. Its pollen is carried by bees and other insects. It blooms at the same time as ragweed, though the flowers of ragweed are not noticeable. Ragweed pollen is airborne, and is the cause of hay fever.
Goldenrod is the state flower of Kentucky.
Posted by jmorth
(central Illinois) on Feb 7, 2014 11:07 PM concerning plant:
This Goldenrod was made the state flower of Nebraska in 1895.
The flowers and leaves are edible.
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