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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

Milton, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.

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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.