European goldenrod is a perennial often found along roadsides.It has daisy-like flower-heads but ray florets short and few (6 to 12). Flower heads are about 8 mm across. Flower-heads occur in a tight cylindrical panicle, not a broad flat or loose one like Ragworts.
Tolerates poor, dry soils and light shade, but performs best in full sun. May be grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden. This species is primarily clump-forming and does not spread aggressively as do some of the other goldenrod species and hybrids.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
3 to 7 feet
August to September
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean. Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Solidago suaveolens care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
Full sun to part shade
Dry to medium
-10 to -14 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Solidago suaveolens special feature
Interesting goldenrod for native plant gardens. Also appropriate for borders, cottage gardens or butterfly gardens. May be grown in herb gardens.
Solidago suaveolens uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
This plant was cultivated in the Arab world, who used it in their medical system
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was used in Europe to heal wounds
It has astringent, diuretic, antiseptic and other properties
Modern herbalists also use it to treat catarrh and kidney stones
It is blended with other tonic herbs to cleanse or flush the kidneys and bladder, either as part of a healing fast, or to treat cystitis
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Solidago suaveolens?
Solidago suaveolens is commonly known as European Goldenrod,Woundwort
How tall do Solidago suaveolens grow?
On average Solidago suaveolens grows 3 to 7 feet
What color are Solidago suaveolens?
A Solidago suaveolens plant bears flowers of color Yellow
When Solidago suaveolens blooms?
With enough light, Solidago suaveolens may produce Yellow flowers in August to September
How hard is Solidago suaveolens to grow?
A Solidago suaveolens is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Solidago suaveolens need?
A Solidago suaveolens prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Solidago suaveolens need?
A Solidago suaveolens prefers watering Dry to medium
What kind of soil does a Solidago suaveolens need?
A Solidago suaveolens prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Solidago suaveolens like?
A Solidago suaveolens prefers -10 to -14 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Solidago suaveolens?
To encourage Solidago suaveolens growth, Apply any organic fertilizer