SOLIDAGO rigida (Rigid Goldenrod) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. It belongs to the Asteraceae family and is highly valued for its striking golden-yellow flower clusters, its upright growth habit, and its ability to attract pollinators. Rigid Goldenrod is often used in prairie restorations, native plant gardens, or as a late-season source of nectar for bees and butterflies.
Rigid Goldenrod is a medium to tall perennial that typically reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) and has a spread of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). It has sturdy, upright stems that are densely covered in lance-shaped, toothed leaves. The leaves are typically dark green in color and have a rough texture.
This species thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Rigid Goldenrod is often found in prairies, open woodlands, or along roadsides. It is adaptable to a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils.
The flowers of Solidago rigida are the highlight of this plant. They are small and densely arranged in elongated, pyramidal or cylindrical clusters at the top of the stems. The flowers are bright golden-yellow in color and attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. The blooming period usually occurs from late summer to fall, providing a vibrant display of color in the garden.
Rigid Goldenrod is often used in prairie restorations, meadow plantings, or mixed perennial beds where its upright growth habit and vibrant flower clusters can be showcased. It works well as a background plant, in mass plantings, or as a late-season source of nectar for pollinators. The golden-yellow flowers add a splash of color to the garden and create an attractive focal point.
Rigid Goldenrod, with its upright growth habit, golden-yellow flowers, and ability to attract pollinators, is a valuable addition to prairie gardens, native plant landscapes, or naturalized areas. Its adaptability, low-maintenance nature, and late-season blooms make it a desirable choice for those seeking to create wildlife-friendly and visually appealing garden spaces.
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Scientific Name: Solidago Rigida
Common Name: Rigid Goldenrod
Plant Type: Perennials
Zone: 3 to 9
Native Range: Eastern and Central North America
Full Growth Height: 36-60 "
Width in Across: 12-36 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall
Flower Characteristics: Showy
Pollinators: Butterflies, Birds
Flower Color: Bright Yellow
Tolerate: Clay Soil, Deer, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Low, Average
Soil Type: Clay, Sand, Loam, Well-Drained, Moist
Soil pH: Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Uses: Informal and Cottage Gardens, Beds and Borders, Meadows, Butterfly Gardens