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What’s in Season – September
Golden Rod (Solidago canadensis) is an unsusual member of the daisy family. We captured it here in seed, the fluffy heads in star shaped plumes making a curious addition to an autumn border. It is great planted in large areas en masse along with other autumn flowering perennials such as Rudbeckia where it’s golden-yellow flowers will not overpower but will form a vivid backdrop to the main players. Then left whilst in seed it will continue it’s contribution to the display through the early winter. Solidago is tough and tolerant of a range of soil conditions, preferring full sun but coping well in light shade too. It is also a great cut flower adding a golden touch to a bouquet and also useful for drying as it keeps it’s colour well.