Southern Gardening: Goldenrod gives great fall color
How do you begin to thank aI firmly believe that many of our flowering landscape plants are only a step or two away from being weeds growing in a ditch. But goldenrod is an exception. Can you believe some gardeners are intentionally growing goldenrod?
Most folks recognize goldenrod growing wild when they see the explosion of golden color late in the summer, just before the temperatures start to decrease in the fall.
In Mississippi, we typically see European goldenrod, which can reach up to 4 feet tall. European goldenrod form branches from the upper portion of the main stem. Flowers develop on these branches and arch outward.