First of all, Goldenrod pollen is not responsible for hay fever. The flowers are insect pollinated, not wind pollinated. Now, for late summer color, this is an excellent native garden perennial. Arching wands of golden yellow September-October flowers are aptly named as they look exactly like the streaming fire trails that follow the star bursts lighting up our July 4th skies. The compact clump form of this Goldenrod reaches a tidy 3-4' and prefers average to moist soil, but handles a range of growing conditions. Try it with other fall bloomers such as Boltonia, Asters, and the Nippon Daisy.
Height: 3 - 4 ft