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Solidago  rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Loam-Clay, Gravely

Height: 4  feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: August, September, October

Root: Fibrous, Deep

Habitat: Prairies, Savannas, Open areas, Thickets

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Drought resistant

Complimentary Plants: Little Bluestem, Big Bluestem, New England Aster, White Aster

Wildlife Value: The flowers attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and beetles. Monarch butterflies are especially attracted to the flowers. Host Plant: Supports over 100 species of caterpillars 

Seed Origin: Coldwater, ON (Wildflower Farm seed supplier)

Germination Code: C60


Photo credits: Sundaura Alford-Purvis

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

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  • Stiff Goldenrod has bold flat-topped flower clusters on a than most Goldenrods.  The leaves turn nice shades of red in the fall. 
    Goldenrods often get blamed for causing the dreaded hayfever. This is simply not true. Their pollen is quite large and sticky to better adhere to the body of visiting insects. Because of this, goldenrod pollen cannot become airborne and can never make its way into your sinuses. The true cause of hayfever is the wind pollinated ragweeds, which broadcast copious amounts of lightweight pollen into the air. We cannot stress enough how important goldenrods are on the landscape. Including them on your property will provide ecosystem services well into the fall when most other plant life is shutting down.

    Along with a few other goldenrod species, Stiff Goldenrod has been recently reassigned from the Solidago genus to the Oligoneuron genus. 

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