Create a Healthy Ecosystem
This prairie perennial is the “real deal” and will bring Monarch and other local butterflies to your yard. They'll flock to the vibrant bunches of blooms and love the nectar. Planting Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) creates needed critical habitat for many species in the fall time. And, as grassland habitat declines, so does this lovely plant species.
Stiff Goldenrod is an excellent choice to improve the diversity of your garden's ecosystem while being remarkably deer resistant. It blooms in late summer and thrives in many soil types that other plants find inhospitable. From clay to dry soil, this hardy flower thrives in full sun.
Birds love this plant, too. The sturdy stem of this plant makes for a helpful perch for many songbirds, while other birds find its seeds to be the perfect late season snack.
Create some excitement with this native favorite. Plant it along the edge of wooded areas, tall grass, meadows, or use it as an anchor in a butterfly garden. If you have a small yard, corral this important native by planting it in an area bounded by concrete.
This is a perfect perennial for a sunny side yard garden bed, where it can do it's thing without taking over. Be sure to remove the wilting seed heads to promote more blooms and control the natural self-seeding process. And don't worry, this isn't the plant that causes hay fever (that's ragweed!)
This native may be a favorite because of how easily it grows, but in some areas, this lively plant actually grows slightly "too well." Luckily, Nature Hills takes the worry out of the equation by using Plant Sentry™ to abide by all local, state and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive.
- A Favorite for Monarchs and Songbirds
- Dripping with Yellow Blooms
- A Great Plant for Gardeners of all Abilities
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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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 rigida|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||24 - 30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Moisture||Low to Medium|