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Blue-stemmed Goldenrod / Wreath Goldenrod

Blue-stemmed / Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia)

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod / Wreath Goldenrod / Axillary Goldenrod
(Solidago caesia)


  • 2 to 3 feet


  • August to September


  • Native
  • Perennial


  • Full sun to part sun (prefers some shade)

Soil moisture:

  • Medium to dry

Provides food for:

  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Hummingbirds (flowers, insects)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (seeds, caterpillars and other insects)


  • Excellent fall nectar source.
  • Clump forming goldenrod that doesn’t spread as aggressively as many other goldenrod species and therefore is a good choice for garden settings.
  • Stems have bluish-green cast to them.

Native Range:

USDA range map for Blue-stemmed / Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: