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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Goldenrods grow in abundance during summer.
The plants are topped with pillowy yellow blooms, and the flower is classified as a weed in some gardens since it grows so aggressively. Goldenrods have several uses. The plant is a safe covering for insect larvae and is very attractive to butterflies. These flowers are easy to grow and give your garden a refreshing burst of color.
Goldenrods are a source of nectar for bees and butterflies, and these insects facilitate the pollination process.
You'll notice that these small creatures will stay in your yard for extended periods when goldenrods are there. The flowers also attract insects that are beneficial for the garden. These insects ward off bugs that can harm the stems and leaves of the goldenrod. Goldenrods are also disease resistant, making them a perfect addition to a low-maintenance garden. To keep the goldenrods from growing in areas where you don't want them, plant the flowers in containers or place barriers in your garden bed so the underground spread of the plant is confined to one space.
Most goldenrod species are native to the U.S. The perennial plants thrive on rainwater and can add aesthetic appeal to any landscape. Goldenrods are often accused of being the cause of seasonal allergies. However, ragweed, the actual cause of summer allergies, pollinates at the same time as goldenrods, which is why people often confuse the two. Goldenrods start flowering near the end of summer and into the fall.
Goldenrods grow between 1 1/2 to 5 feet tall and grow best in full sun. You may have to stake the taller plants to keep them from bending over too far. Pruning the flowers back at the start of summer so the flowers will grow more like pushes than independent blooms. These plants develop best in hardiness zones 3-9.