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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Aaron's rod, Golden rod

Genus of about 100 species of woody-based perennials occurring on roadsides, prairies and riverbanks. Most are found in North America, a few in South America and Eurasia.

An invasive subject, though the named hybrids are less so, more colourful with larger flower heads.

Golden-rod S. virgaurea is a UK native of dry pasture, heaths, mountain slopes and roadsides. Common in Scotland and, except for the south east, elsewhere.

Once used for the treatment of internal and external wounds.

The more robust Canadian golden-rod, S. canadensis is found on waste ground as a garden escape.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - woody-based perennials
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - elongated flower heads on stiff stems. Good colour for a late-summer border. Wildlife plant - insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - North America, South America, Eurasia
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - prefers sandy soil

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SOLIDAGO 'Golden Fleece'

SOLIDAGO 'Golden Fleece'  >

Commonly known as: Golden rod.
Flat yellow flower heads, dwarf habit and mildew free
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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