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  1. #1
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    Default so many goldenrod type

    Anise Scented Goldenrod
    Solidago odora

    Ohio Goldenrod
    Solidago ohioensis

    Zigzag Goldenrod
    Solidago flexicaulis

    Stiff Goldenrod
    Solidago rigida

    Showy Goldenrod
    Solidago speciosa

    CANADIAN Goldenrod
    Solidago Canadensis

    Fireworks Goldenrod
    Solidago rugosa

    Goldenrod
    Solidago Altissima

    Old Field Goldenrod
    Wild Yellow Goldenrod
    Riddell's Goldenrod
    Florida bushy type too

    So many different kinds of Goldenrod about 100 species of them. I like the short busy type with tight yellow cluster of flowers. I would like to grow some for my Fall bees as I have never grow them before. What is the best one to grow? Anyone with experience with them?

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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    I was always told that showy goldenrod is theone that produces the most nectar

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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    I took the native goldenrod here in indiana, which is a wide mix of the ohio, canadian, and the dwarf from what I have found and ID'd, and spread the seeds when they went fuzzy over a 3/4 acre area. Also spread in some native aster seeds. this mix will allow the flowers to be in bloom for around 3 months straight in the fall when the colonies need it.

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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    Thanks, all. What kind of asters do you plant?
    I planted African daisy, the yellow and orange color flowers. But my bees
    never touch those.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    Quote Originally Posted by beepro View Post
    Thanks, all. What kind of asters do you plant?
    I planted African daisy, the yellow and orange color flowers. But my bees
    never touch those.
    There are several aster types. http://www.shopwiki.com/l/perennial-Aster-seeds

    I planted the wild ones here hich are the heath aster and the sky blue. plus bought seeds to add of the new england and swamp aster. They bloom into november here.

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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    Where do you get seeds for all of the goldenrod types?

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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    at the link I posted, amazon, ebay.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: so many goldenrod type

    stiff goldenrod is very pretty, and the bees love it. I have some planted in my yard. I dug a little from a field and planted it. It took right away.

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