Make a bold statement in your garden with goldenrod! West coast Canada goldenrod has impressive and striking yellow flowers that bloom late in the season, benefiting late-season pollinators. It blooms June-October depending on elevation. Bloom time is extended with deadheading. Goldenrod flowers are highly attractive to many pollinators, including bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and pollinating flies. West coast Canada goldenrod’s stems grow 1′-4′ tall. In the wild it is found in dry meadows, wet meadows, on streams and ponds, in sunny forest openings, and in random places it finds its niche. A member of the aster (Asteraceae) family, goldenrod spreads by underground rhizome. Rhizome spread will be less vigorous under dry conditions, and more vigorous with moist or wet conditions. Long used as a medicinal plant, goldenrod is also useful for habitat restoration and pollinator gardens.
Solidago elongata seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
No pretreatment required. Sow outside in fall to early spring.