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European Goldenrod [Solidago virgaurea]

European Goldenrod [Solidago virgaurea]

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The European goldenrod is a perennial dye and medicinal plant that has been used since ancient times and is the only wild form originally found in Europe. It thrives easily in all soils and temperatures and can also cope with drought. Goldenrod usually grows on the edges of paths and forests, in sparse forests or in meadows. This species is easy to establish in the garden and is a wonderful pasture for bees and magically attracts insects. Since goldenrod has a strong diuretic effect, it is often an ingredient in medicinal teas and is used for kidney and bladder problems. The whole-flowering goldenrod herb is used in natural medicine.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 150 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -20 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, loamy, sandy

pH value: 5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-18 °C
Germination time: 5-30 days
Plant and row spacing: 30x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from March to May or in autumn from September to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to June.

Sow in rows or spread out.
Goldenrod prefers a sunny location with well-drained, sandy, loamy soil. Prepare the soil with some seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Germinates irregularly by nature. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
No maintenance necessary.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Solidago virgaurea
English names: Goldenrod
German names: Goldrute
Portuguese names: Vara de Ouro
Spanish names: Vara de oro
French names: Verge d'or

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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