Elmleaf Goldenrod is typically a woodland species and prefers some dappled shade, but it can do very well in full sun if provided with enough moisture. It is rhizomatous and can form colonies, especially in rich soil. Like other goldenrods, it is great for attracting bees and other pollinators. Attractive yellow flowers may appear as early as July and as late as October.
Uses: Bees, butterflies, birds, medicinal
Bloom time: July - October
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Space 18 to 24 inches
Sun: Full sun (with ample moisture) to shade
Moisture: Average to moist
Seed: The small seeds will benefit from exposure to light (so just surface sow them, do not bury) and a month or more or cold moist stratification. Seeding rates should yield ~30 seeds per square foot.
- 200+ seeds per packet
- 130,000 seeds per ounce
- 1 ounce per 4,300 square feet