Solidago petiolaris (Downy Goldenrod) 3ft; nice upright species that will make a nice patch, but will not take over the place. Good choice for the border or wildflower garden.Goldenrods are among the most important late-season pollinator plants. Honey bees feast on goldenrod nectar before winter. Butterflies and many other pollinators rely on goldenrods as a major food source. Beekeepers often use goldenrods as the primary food source for winter. Some sources report that goldenrod nectar has an average sugar concentration of 33%..
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