Solidago speciosa / Showy Goldenrod


One of the latest-blooming wildflowers in our flora, Showy Goldenrod’s bountiful plumes of yellow just get going as other plants are well on their way to dormancy. A superb choice for late-season pollinators. In person, many fall in love with this plant’s glossy, deep green foliage.

Non-aggressive. Deer resistant.

Read more about this native wildflower on our blog.

Height: 3′ – 5′        Blooms: September, October

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

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Solidago speciosa 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, Deep, Quart