Goldenrod - Solidago

Common Names: Goldenrod, Solidago

Botanical names: Solidago, (so-li-DAY-go)

Availability: March through November

Vase life: 7 to 10 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Dense clusters of tiny flowers forming feathery plumes.

Color: Yellow

Botanical facts: The name is from the Latin word solido, meaning to make whole or strengthen. This is a reference to the plants medicinal properties. The Goldenrod is an effective treatment for Urinary Tract infections.

Design notes: Excellent filler flower. Can be used as a mass flower.

Purchasing hints: Purchase stems with florets just starting to open.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Be aware that Solidago causes an allergic reaction in many people. Goldenrod is the state flower of; Alabama, Kentucky and Nebraska.