The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Solidago rigida, Stiff-Leaved Goldenrod

Solidago rigida or Oligoneuron rigidum

Stiff-Leaved Goldenrod

  • Average to moderately wet or moderately dry soils
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Up to 4’ tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Fall Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadows and Open Woodlands

A very showy Goldenrod, this one blooms relatively late and is incredibly popular with pollinators, as you can see in the photos. Relatively new to the spaces I tend, I haven’t observed any spreading from these ones and they aren’t reported to be rhizomatous in nature, although they do have the capacity to self seed prolifically if there are gaps in your garden ecosystem for them to get started in.

I think that their distinctive leaf texture, upright form, showy blooms and fall foliage colour would all fit well into a conventional, decorative garden but I’d really encourage planting these with a community of species to support full pollinator lifecycles since they are so enthusiastic in feeding all comers with their blooms.

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality