Western Goldenrod Seeds
Western Goldenrod Seeds
Chemical-free farm-grown Western Goldenrod (Solidego lepida) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 40-60 seeds)
Goldenrod, Western Goldenrod, Western Canada Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Canada, Western US, Northern Mexico. It can be found extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest.
This herb is epically beautiful. It is commonly cultivated as a garden plant because it is pretty lovely to look at. It spreads by slender rhizomes to form neat patches in the garden but does not become invasive. It enjoys a moist spot in sun or part-shade, and will grow to about three or four feet tall and wide on average.
Full sun to part sun, will tolerate most soil types.
Seeds germinate most successfully when direct sown in fall or spring. They can also be started in flats in the spring and then transplanted out once the seedlings are sturdy.
Goldenrod is a low maintenance plant. It is tolerant of both drought and overly moist soil. Plants can be cut back after flowering,
Goldenrod is in full bloom in July and can be found in gardens, and in the wild along roadsides, moist meadows, and along the edges of clearcuts. It is often found in the same habitat and blooming along side its good friend Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium). The aerial parts of Goldenrod can be collected any time from early flower throughout the bloom season which continues into August. The leaves dry well and make a yummy tea. The flowers, like with many other members of the Asteraceae Family, turn to fluff when dried.
The new shoots of Goldenrod can be eaten as a edible green in the springtime.
The Latin genus name Solidego can be literally translated as ‘to make whole’, a reference to the plants medicinal properties. Sitting with its deeply golden yellow flowers which are held strong upon sturdy stalks, one can get a glimpse of this plants power to mend not just our outer wounds, but our inner wounds too. Its flowers like torches to light our path and urge us onward, Goldenrod is a champion for our souls.
Goldenrod is a specific remedy for inflammation of the respiratory tract, especially when there is a build up of mucus. It helps to calm inflammation of the throat, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles, and helps the body to expel excess mucus contained in these passages. It is also helpful for the treatment of bladder infections, due to its diuretic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It makes a good tonic herb for strengthening the bladder and kidneys.
Native Plant Garden, Woodland Garden, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Deer Resistant, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Cut Flowers.