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solidago

Name

Pronounced solly-DAY-go. From the Latin soldare, 'to strengthen', commonly known as Golden rod or golden fleece.

Description

Horizontally-spreading sprays made up of clusters of tiny golden flowers, stems reaching from 50 - 90cm. Can be a useful filler in arrangements and is reputed to have medicinal healing properties.

Origin

Predominantly native to North America, but some varieties are native to South America or Europe.

Availability

Available from late July to early October.

Care tips

Solidago prefers a free draining, moderately infertile soil. Position in full sun to light shade.