Golden Rod is a very pretty plant in the garden.
It works beautifully as a border plant or just something to fill those small vacant areas in a garden. Golden Rod spends all of Spring and Summer as a foliage plant and at the end of Summer it shoots up panicles of dense golden flowers.
Queensland and Northern NSW will experience the flowers in Spring as the heat matures them much faster, so it is best to plant in late Winter.
This mildly sedative herb is great for asthmatic coughs as well as a good cold and flu remedy due to it's expectorant and anti inflammatory properties.
Homoeopathically, Golden Rod works wonderfully well to help with air- borne allergens.
Small seeds - 1200 per gm. (Can be challenging to strike)
100 fresh seeds $3.50
Degree of difficulty in germination.....8/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal