Plant Family / Solidago - Goldenrods
Solidago, commonly known as Goldenrod, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes yarrows, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. These showy upright perennials with their soft golden plumes of flowers are vital ingredients of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, prairies or meadows where they add color, texture and their sparkles! Goldenrods are tough plants that thrive in sun or light shade. While often taking the blame for ragweed, Goldenrod is not the cause of hay fever.
Compact and slowly spreading, Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece' (Goldenrod) is an outstanding perennial that bears abundant, airy floral spires of bright yellow flowers. Born on multi-branched stems, they arise from rosettes of heart-shaped, dark green leaves that form an attractive, low-growing groundcover.