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PlantFiles: Chapman's Goldenrod
Solidago odora var. chapmanii

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solidago (so-li-DAY-go) (Info)
Species: odora var. chapmanii

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive patsydresden On Oct 24, 2012, patsydresden from Milton, FL wrote:

This wildflower grows everywhere here in Milton, FL. It is a very brittle woody shrub-like plant and I noticed the leaves have a slightly "sticky" feel on the backs of the leaves, which I think is described as resinous? Anyway, it grows in the wild all throughout the edges of woodlands here. Very bright yellow flowers cover the plant right now--early Fall.

Positive TRUNK On Apr 2, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:

A very good investment , after years of growing this plant as a edge to my informal hedge...this plant has been a wonderful addition to my garden. yes it does grow quickly and it does grow from underground roots, in dry, cold, hot, and wet conditions. It brings the bees, birds and butterflies to the garden. I can mow it down and it grows back. I have allowed this plant to grow wildly on purpose. when I am ready to pull it out .. I discontinue the irrigation...and pull it out by hand. a few days later spray round up and till the soil. when I am sure it is all gone. Doesnt seem to be problem either way. Since this is a Native Florida Flower I give away plants all the time to continue its existence...throughout florida.

Use this plant in a wild flower garden, a rain garden, an informal border plant, under large palms, to cover leggy plants, in a great big patio pot...

Although Purple Mexican petunia looks great with this plant..---dont ! ! ! Unless you want to contribute to the decline in florida wildlife etc.... the mexican petunia is a problem in florida.

Personally I feel, people have destroyed enough of florida with pythons eating up all the native rabbits, raccoons, deer, squirrels, bears, fox in the everglades...and other smaller mammals as well as...letting Green dragon lizards loose to eat up all the vegetation starving out native animals...and bringing white fly to florida....

If you have an immagination you can do alot with this plant... ---- does not cause me hay fever......

Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 9, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lovely goldenrod inhabits the sandhills and other open areas in the peninsula and panhandle of Florida. It is distinguished from S. odora var. odora by having a small glabrous strip below the leaf base. It tends to bloom earlier than other similar varieties.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Miami, Florida
Milton, Florida

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