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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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.