Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in moist to wet, well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of acidic soil conditions
  • Requires consistent moisture, particularly in wetland habitats
  • Hardy in USDA zones 4-8

Features:

Bog Goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa) is a charming perennial wildflower prized for its bright yellow blooms and graceful, arching stems. Its cheerful flowers, which appear in late summer to early fall, add a burst of color to wetland gardens, marshy areas, and stream banks. This native plant exudes beauty and resilience, thriving in challenging conditions while attracting pollinators and enhancing the natural landscape.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Bog Goldenrod can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet with a spread of 1 to 2 feet. Its slender stems are adorned with lance-shaped leaves and topped with clusters of golden-yellow flowers, creating a striking vertical accent in wetland habitats.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Bog Goldenrod offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Haven: Its vibrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in wetland habitats.
  • Erosion Control: The fibrous roots of Bog Goldenrod help stabilize soil and prevent erosion along water edges, stream banks, and marshy areas, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone sites.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The nectar-rich flowers provide food sources for pollinators and late-season forage for butterflies and other insects, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance.
  • Visual Appeal: With its radiant blooms and graceful form, Bog Goldenrod adds color and texture to wetland gardens, marshy areas, and stream banks, creating a vibrant and dynamic landscape.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Bog Goldenrod is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and beautiful plant for wetland habitats.