Solidago means "to strengthen or make whole."
Used for centuries for colds, headaches, toothache, and bladder/kidney problems.
Now proven helpful for allergies and asthma.
Many folks think goldenrod is a cause for hay fever, but usually other plants like ragweed, that blooms at the same time are the real culprits.
Forms a thick patch of graceful stalks with sheaves of yellow flowers in fall. Hard-to-find-seed.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solidago californica
May be sown fall or spring in mild areas, spring in more severe ones. Sow in flats or pots. Tamps soil firmly, scatter seed, and cover VERY LIGHTLY with soil. Keep moist but not wet. Germination may be slow. When seedlings are 3" tall, you may plant them out on 1 foot centers into well-drained, reasonably good garden soil. Will need water to get established, and is fairly drought-tolerant thereafter, but will go dormant sooner if too dry. Harvest leaves and flowers when buds form.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-10/Height 3'/Spacing 10"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly