Solidago

 Also known as Goldenrod, Solidago is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the aster family, Asteraceae.  It is marked by its clusters of small, strongly scented, golden flowers atop tall, wood-like stems.  For many, its bright flowers signify encouragement and growth. Its presence as botanical filler in floral arrangements adds color and depth.  It also dries well for use in dried arrangements.

ORIGIN: Solidago is native to North America, though a few species exist in Europe and South America.  In the 15th and 16th centuries Europeans used it to heal wounds, which is most likely where it received its name, solidago from the Latin, solido, which means, “I strengthen” or “I consolidate.”  

AVAILABILITY: Year-round

CARE & HANDLING: Upon
arrival cut stems and place into a clean container with fresh, cool, clean water
with fresh flower food solution.
Remove any foliage below the water. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts.  Replenish water as needed.