Solidago odora - Sweet Goldenrod
Sweet Goldenrod is one of those unknown plants that makes you wonder why with its brilliant late summer bloom that lights up the garden and draws pollinators from everywhere! Narrow and upright, stems are topped by branched plumes of small, daisy-like flowers through September.
- Pollinators flock to this plant
- Perfect for naturalizing and massing
- Late summer to fall bloom light up the garden
- Fragrant anise-scented foliage is a garden bonus
- Deer resistant and provides great native bird cover
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
When Sweet Goldenrod leaves are crushed they release a distinct anise scent. The leaves and dried flowers can also be used for tea.
Grows well in dry to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of poor, dry soil conditions and partial shade. Clumping form spreads less easily than other Goldenrods.