Solidago ohiensis Ohio Goldenrod
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Ohio Goldenrod
Sun - Part sun to light shade
Hardy Zone - 4 to 8Soil - moist to wet, handles clay
Family – Asteraceae family
Wildlife Significance Ohio Goldenrod
Nectar Nourishment -Butterflies, moths, beneficial wasps, Soldier beetles, locust borer adults
Solider beetles - Feed on both pollen in nectar. As beneficial predictor insects they earn their keep by feasting on aphids, caterpillar eggs and other garden pest. Seed- Food for Goldfinches, Junco, Finches, Sparrows, Insect Seed Dispersal – Don't jump the gun and blame Goldenrods on your fall allergies. The majority of their seed is insect pollinated, unlike wind dispersed Ragweed which is the true culprit of your discomfort.
Deer - Reports from customers revealed deer did graze on Ohio Goldenrod.
Propagation Notes Ohio Goldenrod
Seed Population - Each plant produces an estimate of 3,000 seeds. Since Goldenrod are self-incompatible you will need more than one plant to produce viable seed, then you will have more seed then you know what to do with.
Flowering Note - Our first year plants did not flower. Reddish, rhizomes attempting to escape from the bottom of their pots was proof that energy was being diverted to root growth. Which is a good thing as a healthy root system is one way to ensure plants survive their first winter!