Solidago odora

(Anise Scented Goldenrod)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Solidago odora, commonly called sweet goldenrod, is easily identified by its anise-scented leaves.  When bruised, its leaves smell like anise. Leaves may be used in teas. Branched, plume-like clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom in August-September. Flowers appear in rows on the upper sides (one-sided) of the plume branching. Foliage of this plant has been used in the past in herbal medicines for treatment of a variety of problems including wounds, ulcers, urinary disorders, flatulence and as a stimulant. Goldenrods are attractive to bees and butterflies. Goldenrods have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed. This species is also commonly called anise-scented goldenrod or fragrant goldenrod.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. 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.

Additional information

Common Name

Anise Scented Goldenrod

Botanical Name

Solidago odora

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

24-36"

Width

12-24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer to early fall

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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