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This handsome plant grows in just about any soil conditions ranging from hard clay to dry sand. Oligoneuron rigidum produces radiant yellow flat-topped
flowers in the late summer and into the early fall. The greenish-yellow leaves add interest throughout the growing season, especially in the fall when
they turn shades of red. A strong attractor of butterflies Stiff Goldenrod is a "well-behaved" goldenrod that does not spread by rhizomes and it produces
seeds which are relished by songbirds. Oligoneuron rigidum (formerly Solidago rigida) is very effective when used in groupings or in isolated clumps.
For a colourful fall display, plant Stiff Goldenrod with other fall bloomers such as Rough Blazing Star, Little Bluestem, New England Aster and
Sweet Black-eyed Susan.
NOTE: All Goldenrods are an important fall nectar source for many pollinators including the Monarch butterfly, so it is unfortunate that these fall blooming natives are mistakenly blamed for hayfever. The pollen of Goldenrods is large and sticky which sticks to the bodies 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 ragweed that broadcasts enormous amounts of lightweight pollen into the air.
2' - 5'
Sand to Clay
Dry to Medium
Approx. 50 seeds per pack - 1,058 seeds per gram
All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.
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