Solidago caesia, Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod is a perennial with blueish stems, medium green leaves, and tiny, daisy-like yellow flowers that grow in loose clusters. The bright yellow flowers attractive lots of butterflies and bees. Solidago caesia is easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils and in full sun to part shade. This species of goldenrod does not spread as aggressively as some other goldenrod species.
Solidago is a herbaceous perennial that grows best in full sun to part shade. ‘Little Lemon’ is one of the most compact forms of goldenrod. It forms bright yellow flowers and grows in clumps. The leaves are a medium green color. ‘Little Lemon’ is very attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies. You can cut back the flowers after the initial bloom to encourage a second fall bloom.
Solidago sphacelata or ‘Golden Fleece’ Goldenrodis a perennial that grows around 1 feet tall and 1 feet wide. The bright golden flowers have a fluffy texture and can be described as condensed flower spikes. They bloom from August to September and can add great fall color to your garden. The yellow color attracts many butterflies. ‘Golden Fleece’ is deer resistant and can tolerate drought and clay soil.