Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula)

The Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer . The Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula) has green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous white fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the fall, with fruit and seed production starting in the fall and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula) will reach up to 6.6 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Roundleaf Goldenrod (Patula) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -43°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Fall
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Rhizomatous
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 6.6
Vegetative Spread Rapid
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Fall Fall
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Seed
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -43
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.5–7 pH
Precipitation Range 20–20 inches/yr
Planting Density 2728–3450 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Minimum Frost-Free Days 100 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA