Solidago caesia / Wreath Goldenrod


A woodland wildflower, wreath goldenrod bears sunny yellow blooms along arching stems. Frequent in well-drained forests and shaded edges. A robust late-season nectary for native bees and other small pollinators.

Medium height, spreading yet non-aggressive. Plant a pollinator oasis – pair with a sedge, Blue Heart-leaved Aster, White Wood Aster or Big Leaf Aster (or all the above!). Helpful in smothering late-season weeds like stiltgrass.

Host plant for numerous moth species, including the colorful Brown Hooded Owlet larvae.

Height: 1′ – 4′        Blooms: September, October, November

Siting: Average to moist/well-drained soil, part sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: Medium

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Solidago caesia Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Bent-line Gray
Blackberry Looper
Brown-hooded Owlet
Camouflaged Looper
Common Pug
Common Tan Wave
Confused Euscarca
Dark-spotted Palthis
Goldenrod Flower Moth
Striped Garden Caterpillar
The Asteroid

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Three inch pot, Quart