Golden rod


The native golden rod is smaller and more delicate than the garden variety. It is found in mixed deciduous woodland, and is ideal on the woodland edge or in a border which has sun or light shade. It will grow in most garden soils, even heavy clay, as it will tolerate dry conditions. The seeds are wind dispersed, so it will spread and often forms a clump that becomes a haven for bees.

Solidago virgaurea
Sun or part shade
Height : 40cm
Flowering period : June – September
This is a good source of nectar : 


Other features:
The plant has been used medicinally for various ailments, such as to treat wounds and inflammation

Wildlife attracted:
Golden rod is ideal as a late source of pollen for bees providing winter stores for several bees. The flowers can last well into the Autumn before any frosts appear. Bumblebees that visit the flowers include Bombus pascuorum, B.. terrestris, B.hortorum, and Solitary bees including mining bees (Lasioglossum species) and cuckoo bees (Nomada species). The flowers are pollinated by Bees and flies.

Additional information


9cm pot, 6 plug plants