General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available in Boynton Beach at Sustaincape Florida
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.
Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects. Valuable source of insects for birds.
A Gardner's Guide to Florida's Native Plants
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.