1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006


Solidago rigidum/speciosa/rugosa

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ Lacy, radiating bloom spikes of sparkling golden-yellow from mid-September past mid-October. Plants grow 3-4′ high. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE U.S.

Oligoneuron rigidum {Solidago rigida} (stiff goldenrod) Large, flat medium yellow flower clusters provide late-season nectar for butterflies and, later, seed for songbirds. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Grows 2-5′ tall in sun to very light shade. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE U.S.

Solidago speciosa, commonly called showy goldenrod, is a rhizomatous native perennial which typically occurs in dry soils in open woods, fields and prairies. Tiny, bright yellow blooms open in dense clusters atop stiff, reddish stems growing 2-3′ tall. Flowers bloom mid to late summer. As the common name suggests, this species is one of the showiest of the many goldenrods NATIVE TO THE MIDWEST AND EASTERN U.S.

Goldenrods have been wrongly blamed for causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed.

Attractive to bees and butterflies searching for late-season nectar, and especially valuable to migrating Monarchs.

Used by long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, beetles, butterflies, and caterpillars of many Lepidoptera species. An important late-season nectar source for pollinators.