Growing Solidago (Goldenrod)
This is a group of summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies and bees. Goldenrods are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer. Contrary to popular belief, these perennials DON'T
cause allergies; their pollen is sticky, not windblown, and is moved from plant to plant by bees.
Preferred growing conditions:
- They grow easily in all types of soil including clay.
- Goldenrod benefits from mulching in hot, dry climates and is amenable to most common types of mulch, including crushed gravel in xeriscapes.
- After their second growing season, Solidago only requires deep but infrequent watering.
- Plant in full, hot sun.
- Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. It’s not necessary to plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
- These perennials are easily divided in the spring if they get too large for their planting spot or you if want to have additional plants elsewhere in your landscape.
- Fertilize Solidago just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
- Leave them standing over the winter and cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid- to late spring when the plants begin to wake up.
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