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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.
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
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
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video