Seeds – Showy Goldenrod

Seeds - Showy Goldenrod


Take a piece of the Sanctuary home with you! All of our seeds are gathered from plants grown in our own biodynamic garden.

Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) is a beautiful fall blooming, tall meadow perennial that provides an important source of late forage for the bees. The upright sprays of flowers are a lovely gold.¬† This is the bees’ choice variety of goldenrod at the Sanctuary!¬† Goldenrod is also a very important forage for the queen bumblebees and wasps that hatch at this time and are building up their fat reserves for the winter months.

~75 seeds per pack. This packet will cover an area of approximately 150 square feet.

Full to partial sun. Deer resistant.

Color Bloom Time Height Spacing Zone
Golden Yellow July-October 3-7 feet 18-24 inches 3-8

Planting instructions: Either plant outside in the Fall for next season bloom, or cold-stratify to plant in the Spring.

These seeds require cold-stratification for 60 days to germinate successfully. To cold stratify seeds, place the seeds in damp sand, damp vermiculite or between damp paper towels (cover in plastic or place in plastic bags to retain moisture) and store at 36-38 degrees F for 60 days. If seeds sprout during storage, go ahead and pot them. Transplant outside after danger of frost has passed.