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