GOLDEN BABY Goldenrod
Goldenrod flowers are an important source of nectar for butterflies. Cut goldenrod flowers are non-allergenic.
Golden Baby goldenrod is a compact, 2 foot tall perennial bearing scads of flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow plumes in summer. It's an ideal choice for borders or containers. Goldenrod flowers attract butterflies. Plants bloom the first year when started early.
Golden Baby goldenrod provides reliable color, plenty of cut flowers, and shows excellent tolerance to both heat and humidity. A five year trial of goldenrods by the Chicago Botanic Garden proved Golden Baby goldenrod plants to be highly disease resistant. Winter hardy to zone 4.
How to Plant Goldenrod Seeds
Sow goldenrod seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant goldenrod seedlings into the garden 12-18 inches apart. See starting your seeds for more information.
Growing goldenrod: Full sun, part shade in hottest climates. Non-invasive, a perfect addition to your mixed borders. Plants tolerate some drought, perform better with moderate water. Golden Baby goldenrod is low maintenance, highly resistant to mildew, virtually immune to rust, and rarely bothered by insects. Plants tolerate heat and humidity, and are disease, rabbit, and deer resistant. Pollen is too heavy to become wind borne, it will not induce an allergic reaction. Goldenrod flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.