Cheerful Golden Plumes for Butterflies
You'll love watching your garden dance with color when you plant a Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciose). This gorgeous perennial is vital for attracting butterflies and other active pollinators.
The Showy Goldenrod is a great option for low-maintenance gardens and open fields. This North American native appeals to local butterflies with its irresistible nectar. It also has plenty of yummy seeds that birds just love!
If you want to create a little sunshine in your garden, a Showy Goldenrod will bring warmth and delight! This plant will grow quickly and bring dramatic height to your garden without excessive effort.
This prairie favorite works great as a garden accent on the corners of pathways or behind a bench. You can also plant this low maintenance lovely in clearings, fields, and in rocky wooded areas. Mix with other butterfly-friendly flowers for a vibrant butterfly garden.
With its golden plumes, this plant will bring light and brightness to a dull garden. And because it blooms from summer to fall, it will keep your butterflies happy as the seasons change. This flower's long leaves are sure to dance in the breeze and bring joy to your garden.
This hardy, indigenous plant is known to self-seed, so you'll want to pluck off any wilting buds. This will ensure more bushy, bright blooms and more nectar for hungry butterflies.
Gardeners go crazy for the Showy Goldenrod because of its splendid plumes of golden flowers. In some places, this hardy plant actually grows a bit "too well." But don't worry, Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to abide by all local, state and federal regulations for plants that may become invasive.
- Dramatic Golden Blooms
- Great Source of Butterfly Nectar
- A Hardy Plant that Attracts Birds
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Solidago speciosa|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 inch|
|Soil Type||Sandy Loam|
|Moisture||Low to Medium|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|