Goldenrod Solidago spp.
A tall, perennial herb that forms large clumps. Beautiful, spikes of yellow flowers bloom in late summer and fall. Attracts a variety of beneficial insects, including monarch butterflies.
Size: 2-7' tall
Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought tolerant. Grows best in poor to average soils; may becoming floppy in rich soil.
Transplant in the spring. Seeds or root division in fall.
Can become aggressive. Remove flowers heads to prevent re-seeding. Some people are allergic.
Pick flowers just as they form. Store dried flowers and leaves in a glass container.
Young, fresh leaves can be used in a tea. Leaves and flowers have anti-inflammatory, diuretic, expectorant, and sedative properties.
ReferenceGreat Garden Companions by
Herbs for Texas by