General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 1-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad, but sometimes falling over and forming small open patches.
Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.