Plant Profile: Seaside Goldenrod

by | Jan 18, 2022 | Plant Profiles

The Seaside Goldenrod is a beautiful plant which is not only versatile in planting location, but also attracts butterflies and other pollinators. While it is most commonly found by the seashore, it simply likes sandy, well-drained soils. Over the past 30 years, Seaside Goldenrod has begun to grow inland along roadways but can perform well with managed irrigation.

Seaside Goldenrod is considered a Florida native, but the family (solidago sempervirens) grows in the Caribbean all the way up the coast to Newfoundland and inland to the Great Lakes Region. This herbaceous perennial will grow 2–3 feet wide and 3–6 feet tall with rods of small, golden flowers from August to October.

For best planting locations, this plant would do best in full sun areas, and you may consider using it in unirrigated areas along berms, retention ponds and roadways. In landscape settings, plant Seaside Goldenrod in clumps as centerpieces or to frame a landscape bed.