Solidago rigida Seeds

Stiff Goldenrod, Rigid Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod Seeds

Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod) produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This easy-to-grow native perennial is adaptable, drought-resistant, and will be a bright addition to the late season garden. Perennial.
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Native to the Eastern and Northeastern United States, Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod) reaches about 5’ in height. This perennial wildflower prefers full sun and is drought-tolerant. Easy to grow and adaptable, Stiff Goldenrod blooms in August-September, adding late-season color to the garden. Contrary to popular belief, Solidago doesn't cause allergies; its pollen is sticky, not windblown, and is moved from plant to plant by bees.
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Common Name
Stiff Goldenrod, Rigid Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod Seeds
Botanical Name
Solidago rigida or Oligoneuron rigidum
Item Package Size
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ships As
Flower Color
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
60 inches
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Native, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
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Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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