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Sweet Goldenrod

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Perhaps underused and undervalued, Sweet Goldenrod is a great perennial plant for adding an injection of yellow flowers to the border. Botanically known as Solidago odora, Sweet Goldenrod produces dark green, lance-shaped foliage before its clusters of yellow blooms open on arching stems in late summer. Attracting pollinators from far and wide, it is especially loved by bees and butterflies. Growing to 4 feet tall, it is perfect for adding some height and late-season color to the garden. 

Easy to grow and care for, Sweet Goldenrod is pretty much trouble-free. With a clump-forming habit, it is known to self-seed and is perfect for naturalizing. As a deer-resistant perennial, it is perfect for rural gardens and is loved by wildlife. It is hardy and suitable for growing in zones 4 through 8 and is native to North America. 

Sweet Goldenrod Care

Sweet Goldenrod thrives when grown in full sun, but can also tolerate some partial shade. It can tolerate most soil types but prefers to be grown in a free-draining substrate. Even though it is considered drought tolerant once established, it does require regular watering until it has got its roots down. Sweet Goldenrod can tolerate even poor soils and does not need any extra fertilizing except when grown on very poor ground. 

With a tendency to self-seed, you can remove any spent flowers to stop the plant from spreading if desired. In late winter, the stems can be cut back to the ground and removed to make way for new growth in spring. 

Sweet Goldenrod Spacing

Over time, Solidago odora can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet and width of 1 to 2 feet. If planting this perennial plant en masse, it should be spaced 2 feet apart.

Sweet Goldenrod Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet
Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Blooms All Season
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Sweet Goldenrod
Other Name(s): Sweet Goldenrod
Scientific Name: Solidago odora

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.