These are the goldenrods one sees at the edge of the path when walking in the woods! So graceful! A shade-tolerant woodland goldenrod with arching stems that are purplish-green with a whitish bloom. Clusters of yellow flower heads are joyfully scattered along the stem, with the terminal cluster being the largest. Lance-shaped, medium green leaves are toothed and sharply pointed.
Attracts bees, birds, butterflies. Special value to native bees and supports beneficial insects.
Tolerates poor, dry soils and light shade, but performs best in full sun. A clump-former that does not spread as aggressively as some other goldenrods.
Height: 1.5-3 ft.
Spread: 1.5-3 ft.
Bloom time: August to September
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: dry to medium
photo credit: Eric Hunt