Common or Canadian Goldenrod is a tall herbaceous perennial with long, pointed, toothed leaves and downy leaves and stems, the latter often flushed red.
The beautiful spikes of golden yellow flowers appear in late summer through autumn, providing a welcome food supply for insects about to overwinter. Goldenrod is particularly noted for attracting beneficial insects like ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, along with monarch butterflies – check out this video clip from one of our customers showing the monarchs flocking to the beautiful autumn flowers:
Goldenrod is a gentle medicinal herb for treating wounds, urinary infections, coughs and flu.
Goldenrod can also be used to obtain dyes – mustard, orange and brown colours from the whole plant and a yellow dye from the leaves and flowers.
Sun or part shade. Suitable for most soil types and will tolerate poor soil but benefits from regular feeding. Height to 120cm.
Certified organic plant.