Pollinator value: Very High. Monarchs, butterflies, moths, beetles, nesting structure for bees.
One of the most spectacular bloomers for the garden, Showy Goldenrod blooms a bit later than Sweet Goldenrod and sports soft yellow flowers on nice straight stalks.
Showy Goldenrod has fibrous roots and therefore behaves itself in a garden. It makes a great accent but also puts on a fabulous show when planted en masse.