Solidago sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod) drought and salt tolerant, Apprx 3-4ft when blooming. Showy golden blooms in late summer-fall. 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%. Full sun
We live on the north edge of Boise, Idaho, on the slopes of what we’re once giant sand dunes surrounding an ancient lake. Our soil is composed pretty much of granite sand and we have a hot, full southern exposure under the blazing sun. I purchased four of these last year -three in the spring and one in the fall - and planted them on a dry slope in mineral and compost-enriched holes (but trust me, that isn’t much in this soil). The spring-planted seedlings went freaking nuts, grew to five feet and flowered like mad. It’s now mid-March and they are already starting to put up leaves again. The fall planted one didn’t make it, but that’s O.K. Our winters are getting squirrelly so fall planting is becoming more of a challenge. I’m so impressed that I’m ordering two more to establish a nice colony to help feed the bees we’ll be getting next year.
I love my 3 seaside goldenrod that i recieved from Mail Order Natives. The plants arrived in good shape and were a nice size.. . Thank you!