Goldenrod Seeds - Grayleaf Goldenrod


Solidago nemoralis

Slender, 2 ft tall plants produce plumes of tiny golden flowers throughout the summer months.  This North American native tolerates a wide range of soil types, and is attractive to native bees and butterflies. This perennial has a tendency to spread, so be thoughtful about where you plant it. Seeds germinate best after cold stratification. Press seeds lightly into soil, as they need light to germinate. Full sun. Perennial.

  • Planting Information
  • Growing Information


Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed Spacing

Min. Seeds 

Per Packet

Transplant or Direct Seedsurface4-6"350
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
10-12"10-21Perennial5-7 years


Bed Preparation


Goldenrod is very adaptable and will naturalize readily. Choose a site with full sun to partial shade.




Seeds need a period of cold, moist conditions for optimal germination. Direct sow outdoors in fall or stratify seed in a refrigerator for 8-12 weeks before sowing. Sow seeds ¼" deep and 4-6" apart. Seeds will sprout in 10-21 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 12" apart.

Keep adequately moist for first year until plants become well established. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.




Harvest for cut flowers anytime, or leave for the pollinators!

Seed Saving


Goldenrod is a hardy perennial whose seed matures in late summer/fall. Seed is ready to harvest when dry and brown. Store seeds in a cool, dry place. Seeds are viable for 5-7 years.