This native woodland goldenrod reaches a height of 3 feet with a showy flower display in late summer. It is a late season favorite among pollinators, often filling an important gap in bloom times. The leaves on this plant are thought to resemble the foliage of elm trees, which inspired its common name.
Bees, wasps, flies, caterpillars
3 to 8
1 to 3 ft.
1 to 3 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Dry Soil, Medium Soil
August, September, October
This woodland goldenrod thrives in partial shade with moderate soil moisture. Tolerant of drier conditions, especially after establishment. Best to group with other aggressively spreading plants.
Care and Maintenance
Commonly spreads by both rhizomes and self-seeding. Clipping seed heads helps to limit spread by seed.
Pest and Diseases
Powdery mildew is a minor issue in areas with poor air circulation.
Establishment and Propagation
Plant as a plug or start from seed after cold, moist stratification for 60 days. Seeds should be sowed near the soil surface to ensure they receive enough light to germinate.