A shorter goldenrod great for your shady garden. May colonize by rhizomes. Goldenrods are great pollen and nectar sources in late fall, and host plants for several moth species. Can spread as wide as tall.
Though the flowers aren't showy, we absolutely love the puffball seeds that glow in the winter, especially against bronze grasses like shorter Andropogons or Little bluestem. Deeply rooted plant tolerant of extreme drought.
Stunning white flowers. Seed pods also add beauty and texture to the garden. A study in KC showed that Penstemon is one of the plant genera in our area that attracts the largest number of different bee species.
May form a thicket. May be monoecious or dioecious, so may need a male and female to produce seed; we don't guarantee the plants gender. Fragrant leaves, resemble poison ivy, but this is not poisonous.