Goldenrod is a flowering summer perennial with bright yellow flower stalks.
Goldenrods belong to the composite plants and originate mainly from North America. They also occur naturally in Eurasia and South America. Their botanical name is Solidago. There are about 150 species. The perennials enter the garden in late summer. With their golden yellow, feathery flowers they bring the sun into the garden and give it a wonderful wildflower charm. The goldenrod not only looks attractive, it also attracts bees with its flowers and thus fulfils an important ecological task.
Solidago delights every observer with its filigree flowers
Goldenrod blooms from July until autumn. The flowers are small and stand in loose panicles. The plant grows upright and bushy. The goldenrod grows between 50 and 70 centimetres tall. Solidago has underground rhizomes and woody stems. The leaves are large and lanceolate. They perfectly highlight the brilliant yellow of the fine panicles.
The goldenrod plant is uncomplicated and robust.
Goldenrod will blend into any garden. It is perfect as a background planting for flower beds or meadow areas. With its stunning clouds of flowers, it adds a grandiose long-distance effect to any garden area. When you buy a goldenrod, there is hardly anything more beautiful to watch the filigree panicles swaying in the gentle summer breeze. The late summer perennial is also unobtrusive. Solidago will please the gardener for many years to come.
When you buy a goldenrod, you enhance any garden area!
This tall perennial is at its best in a planting group. If you buy goldenrod, it is best to plant the perennial in tuffs. Plant between four and six plants per square metre. The goldenrod plant used to be part of every cottage garden. Today, the attractive grass plant embellishes borders, small city gardens, woodland gardens, meadow gardens, the herb garden or the planter box. In a mass planting in urban gardens or parks, this perennial adds terrific colour accents with its luminosity in late summer.
The ideal location
The goldenrod is hardy and hardly requires any work. It makes hardly any demands on the location, whether sunny or semi-shady. Ideal is a humusy, rather dry, well-drained and nutritious soil. You can plant the goldenrod all year round. No one can get enough of the yellow flowers in summer. Goldenrod can also be wonderfully combined with other perennials and shrubs Great planting partners are summer lilac, larkspur or verbenat.
In late autumn the shoots dry out. These are then cut back close to the ground. Winter protection is not necessary. It sprouts again in spring. Solidago is an enrichment for every garden and also looks wonderful in the vase.