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Goldenrods usually prefer sunny, dry conditions, but woodland goldenrod (also known as bluestem goldenrod because of its purplish-blue stem color) prefers partial shade. It is hardy, however, and can tolerate a wide range of conditions, including full sun. Drought tolerant once established, it forms 2-3 foot broad clumps, attracts pollinators and songbirds, and is well-suited for woodland gardens, walks, and borders. 
Direct sow on soil surface in fall or spring, or start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Benefits from 60 days cold stratification if grown indoors or in spring.

Solidago caesia, Woodland Goldenrod

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