Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod
An easy to grow Missouri native perennial, Showy Goldenrod, Solidago speciosa, naturally is found in fields, prairies and bright woods. Dense flower clusters loaded with bright yellow blossoms top stiff, reddish stems with narrow leaves. Flowers appear in mid to late summer. Named for it being one of the showiest of the Goldenrods.
An excellent plant for the perennial garden, prairie, meadow or native garden, and for naturalized areas.
It prefers full sun to light shade. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See all the Pollinator Buffet plants here >>>