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PlantFiles: Goldenrod, Sweet Goldenrod, Anise-Scented Goldenrod, Blue Mountain Tea
Solidago odora

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solidago (so-li-DAY-go) (Info)
Species: odora (oh-DOR-uh) (Info)

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lupinelover On Jan 31, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Besides being ornamental, Sweet Goldenrod has a great anise fragrance when its leaves are bruised. It has even been used for an herbal tea.

For best results, grow goldenrod in slighly poor soil.

Regional...

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

Birmingham, Alabama
Valley Lee, Maryland
Buffalo, New York
Yonkers, New York
Columbus, Ohio



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