Go Native—Grow Native: Blue-stemmed goldenrod

Blue-stemmed goldenrod, Solidago caesia

At our recent fall plant sale, a number of shoppers requested shade-tolerant perennials that bloom in shady woodland gardens in late summer and fall, long after spring bloomers have faded.

The blue-stemmed goldenrod, Solidago caesia, fits the bill beautifully and like other goldenrods, has the benefit of supporting a variety of pollinators and butterflies.

This lovely, blue-stemmed goldenrod is blooming now in our woodlands and clearings. Yes indeed, a shade-loving goldenrod with showy yellow blooms that provides high wildlife value even in shade!

It grows naturally in dry upland and moist woodlands and….

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