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.
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.
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 under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
Additional notes: Be aware that Solidago causes an allergic reaction in many people.