Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: August to September

Bloom Color: Yellow

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Rough Goldenrod, Rough stemmed goldenrod, Solidago rugosa

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Keystone Value: The Solidago (Goldenrod) genus supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Solidago rugosa is a late-blooming, showy perennial which provides much needed nectar to pollinators, allowing them to sustain the winter months. Apart from its important uses for pollinators, it’s a beautiful addition to any native landscape with its brightly colored swooping flowers. It’s a very low maintenance and vigorously growing plant, and you could even consider dividing it every 2-3 years to control growth. Goldenrod has been associated with many medicinal uses, such as treating inflammation and joint pain. It often gets blamed for fall allergies, though the real culprit is ragweed! Solidago rugosa provides great color and texture to gardens at a time of year when there may otherwise not be much blooming.


Additional information

Container Size


Bloom Time

August to September

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Rough Goldenrod, Rough stemmed goldenrod, Solidago rugosa

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Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

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