Canada Goldenrod Solidago Canadensis is a perennial herb with a long life span. and a late blooming flower. The best time to plant Canada Goldenrod seeds outdoors is late fall, and once established Solidago Canadensis provides a spectacular display of yellow color producing tiny yellow flowers that are massed on the panicle-like flowering stems. Canada Goldenrod blooms in late summer and fall, and its bright, nectar rich flowers are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other color-sensitive insects.
Canada Goldenrod is mostly grown in naturalized areas like meadows and roadsides, but Goldenrod can be grown in butterfly and herb gardens if its invasive habit is controlled. Solidago Canadensis seeds need a cold treatment to germinate properly, but once established, Canada Goldenrod grows strong and spreads rapidly by creeping rhizomes and self-sowing itself. withstands some drought. Goldenrod makes great cut flowers, because of its extremely showy flower spikes, and Canada Goldenrod also dries well, so it can be used in dried flower arrangements. Goldenrod is a well known medicinal herb that is used as a remedy for various health conditions.
Height: 24-60 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 6.2-7.4
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Winter (12-16 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Winter/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 21-36 Days