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Solidago ohioensis

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer moist soil, though they do tolerate some drought. This plant attracts bees and butterflies. It will self-seed, though it does not usually become aggressive.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: As the blooming fades, the plumes will turn from yellow to white as they develop the seed. The seed can easily fly away on the wind because of its white fluff, and should be gathered as soon as possible. Strip the seed from the stems, and remove as much plant material as possible. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Solidago ohioensis

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6

US Regions: Midwest, Northeast

Seeds per Ounce: 100,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Height: 36 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $5.40 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $8.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $19.20 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $76.80 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $288.00 Sold Out
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Contrary to popular belief, this plant does not cause summer hay fever but simply happens to bloom at the same time as ragweed. Native Americans and early settlers often used this plant for healing purposes, as well as creating a strong yellow dye from its blossoms. Because of its common availability, inventor Thomas Edison harvested the natural rubber in the leaves of the plant to create an acceptable substitute for synthetic rubber. The genus name “Solidago” comes from the Latin words for “to make whole,” referring to the plant’s medicinal properties.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer moist soil, though they do tolerate some drought. This plant attracts bees and butterflies. It will self-seed, though it does not usually become aggressive.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: As the blooming fades, the plumes will turn from yellow to white as they develop the seed. The seed can easily fly away on the wind because of its white fluff, and should be gathered as soon as possible. Strip the seed from the stems, and remove as much plant material as possible. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Solidago ohioensis

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6

US Regions: Midwest, Northeast

Seeds per Ounce: 100,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Height: 36 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

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