Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens
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Celebrate Our Many Native Goldenrods landscape

Celebrate Our Many Native Goldenrods

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 6 Native Goldenrods Worth a Second Look
There are more than 100 species of goldenrod, and I’ve highlighted only a very few to whet your appetite. There are the shade-loving zig zag goldenrod (S. flexicaulis), the alpine Rocky Mountain goldenrod (S. multiradiata) and elm-leaved goldenrod (S. ulmifolia) too. Look out for action by predators, especially the goldenrod spider, which is a member of the crab spider family. Count how many species of insects you see in 15 minutes on a sunny day (it’ll be a lot). Most important, don’t shun a group of diverse species because you’ve been taught they’re weeds — there are many well-behaved goldenrods; none are responsible for hay fever allergies; and they are absolutely essential to a healthy landscape on both sides of the garden fence. Oh, and they’re gorgeous, especially planted in drifts. Make them a permanent resident in your garden.More: Why Aggressive Plants Might Actually Be Your Friends

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21gphotons added this to Front Yard
December 16, 2014
solidago californica, California goldenrod, yellow flowers
nadoendo added this to back yard
May 25, 2014
California Goldenrod (Solidago californica) Native to southwest Oregon and almost all of California With somewhat fuzzy gray leaves and stems, California goldenrod grows best in full sun, in soils from moist to dry. It reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and has individual stalks holding up clusters of blooms. It does spread by rhizomes but is reported to be easy to uproot where unwanted.
rustyand added this to Exterior Ideas
May 24, 2014
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